It is with great excitement that we announce that registration is now open for our second annual "Facing Resistance" event!
#FacingResistanceTO is about confronting challenging topics and questions, and learning how we can collectively create a justice system that is responsive, balanced and fair. This year, we will address the topic of systemic bias in the justice system.
We believe that elevating empathy, increasing inter-cultural awareness and embracing humility in the justice sector can help combat discrimination and create a justice system that serves the people who need it the most. This starts with legal professionals who strive to learn new ways to connect and better serve a broad array of clients.
Join us on April 9th, 2019 from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. as we host the following speakers:
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The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin: Beverley McLachlin is the former Chief Justice of Canada, the first woman to hold that position. Her first novel, Full Disclosure, was an instant national bestseller, and she is currently working on her memoir. Ms. McLachlin will lead us through a discussion on systemic bias in the justice system, and share her experiences and insights on the way forward developed through her 17 years presiding on Canada's highest court.
Sheliza Jamal, Ed.M: Equity and Inclusion Learning Coach and Harvard graduate Sheliza Jamal will lead us through an interactive presentation and training session on Unconscious Bias, while providing tools and tips for professionals seeking to overcome biases and develop a more responsive practice. Sheliza brings with her over a decade of experience teaching, training and developing programs aimed at addressing inequitable outcomes for underserved communities. She often uses theatre-based techniques to develop a sense of embodied empathy and engages participants in dialogue about oppression.
We hope you will join us in this thought-provoking discussion on the topic of systemic bias in the justice system!
Full event schedule and registration: bit.ly/FacingResistance2019
This program contains 3 hours of EDI professionalism content.