Author: Law Society of Ontario and the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers | Date: 09 February 2018
Toronto, ON — To celebrate Black History Month, the Law Society of Ontario and the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers will host an event on February 12 featuring Mr. Denham Jolly and the Honourable Dr. Jean Augustine.
An award-winning businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist, Civil Rights activist, publisher and author, Jolly won the 2017 Toronto Book Awards for his memoir In the Black: My Life.
Dr. Augustine is the first African-Canadian woman to be elected to the House of Commons (1993). She won four consecutive elections until her retirement from politics in 2006 and became the first Fairness Commissioner for Ontario (2007-15).
The two well-known activists will talk about their experiences of anti-Black racism in Canada and their advocacy efforts. Audience members will also be invited to consider whether and how they can use activism in their own practice.
The discussion will be moderated by Professor Joanne St. Lewis, of the University of Ottawa, Common Law Section.
Denham Jolly’s book, In the Black: My Life, will be available for sale at the event.
Date: February 12, 2018
Panel Discussion: 5:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.*
Reception: 7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. W., Toronto
Please enter through east-side doors facing Nathan Phillips Square.