Canada’s A2J Week – A Conversation about Access to Justice & Systemic Racism
October 22, 2020
This event is part of Canada’s Access to Justice week, taking place from October 26 to 30, 2020 in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced governments, non-profit organizations and other justice sector stakeholders in Canada to innovate. As their focus shifts from short term survival to rebuilding for a post-COVID world, how can they best contribute to creating a more just society?
Trevor Farrow has carried out ground-breaking research on the costs that society incurs when Canadians cannot access justice. Joshua Sealy-Harrington’s research and practice explores how the justice system systemically marginalizes racialized Canadians. Hear them together in conversation with the University of Alberta Faculty of Law’s new dean, Barbara Billingsley, as they discuss what access to justice means, how best to promote it in a post-COVID world, and what role law schools can play in creating a more just society on Tuesday, October 27 at 12 pm CST. Register to receive your link to this event, hosted on Zoom, which will be emailed to you in advance of October 27.