#DemandInclusion Campaign Call for Volunteers!

#DemandInclusion is launching their #iDemandInclusion social media campaign.  The #iDemandInclusion campaign has one objective: spread awareness among lawyers about the importance of diversity and to demand inclusion, despite the politics of the STOP SOP benchers.

The social media committee of #DemandInclusion has decided to start a web campaign, where folks can tell the legal profession why diversity matters to them. Photos will be posted on Instagram, Twitter and website.

#DemandInclusion is calling for submissions of headshots, against plain backgrounds, and a white sheet of paper with why inclusion matters to you. Your handwriting will be digitally add your handwriting below your photo, which will be posted with the photo hashtag #iDemandInclusion. See the sample photo for clarity. 

If you want to be part the series, please contact #DemandInclusion directly at demandinclusion@gmail.com.

Legal Practice and Equity Conference

Legal Practice and Equity: A Conversation with the Bench, the Bar and the Faculties of Law

As it prepares for its first incoming class in 2020, the Ryerson Faculty of Law has already set out a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). EDI has become a central concern in the legal profession. At the same time, law schools are striving to offer JD programs that appeal to the full spectrum of Canadian society and expose their law students to the diverse needs and perspectives of different Canadian communities. In collaboration with a range of legal associations, the one-day conference will provide an on-the-ground look at the advancement of EDI within these various interconnected settings and professional contexts. To be held at Ryerson University in Toronto, it will welcome 150 lawyers, judges, academics and equity officers from across the country. The conference will offer professionalism hours of LSO-accredited EDI-focused programming.
The conference will be Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, 55 Dundas Street West in Toronto. Tickets may be purchased on the Conference Website