Lessons Injustice (pro bono course) 

Feb. 1 - Aug. 15, 2021
Online

CBA at the movies

Lessons Injustice


Danardo Jones sets out on a car ride with his teenage son in hopes of having a conversation that some parents dread and others are unaware of: how to conduct himself as a young Black man in Canadian society. As a lawyer, Jones is well aware that the law can do little to protect his son against the anti-racism and discrimination that has become a part of his complicated Canadian identity. This engaging program on equality, diversity and inclusion will appeal to all professionals interested in better understanding the challenges faced by racialized individuals in Canada and improving their intercultural competencies to address issues of systemic racism in the professional workplace.

This engaging program on equality, diversity and inclusion will appeal to all professionals interested in better understanding the challenges faced by racialized individuals in Canada and improving their intercultural competencies to address issues of systemic racism in the professional workplace.

You will first watch a case study featuring the Hot Docs original short documentary film Lessons Injustice  from the Hot Docs series In The Name of All Canadians. Lawyer Danardo Jones sets out on a car ride with his teenage son, hoping to teach him how to drive but also have a conversation about navigating racism in society, a difficult conversation that some parents fear and others are unaware of. As a lawyer, Jones is well aware that the law and Charter can do little to protect his son against racism and discrimination. He reflects on how he can prepare his son to face the reality of being a black youth in Canada.

The documentary film is followed by a post-screening discussion about anti-racism measures and cultural competency in the professional workplace featuring a cross-disciplinary panel of lawyers, medical and health care professionals, and business professionals.

In order to receive your certificate of completion, you will have to complete a self-assessment test based on the topics discussed in the film and post-screening discussion.

Specific Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the human consequences of unconscious bias against racialized professionals
  • Improve awareness about challenges faced by racialized licensees in the workplace
  • Acquire intercultural and anti-racism competencies to address issues of systemic racism in the professional workplace
  • Learn best practices for workplace diversity and inclusion

 

 
Post-Screening Experts:


Lori-Ann Beausoleil, CPA, Partner, Forensic Services, PwC Canada
Alexander Ikejiani, Lawyer and Adjunct Professor of Law
Martha Jackman, Professor, Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa
Dr. Onye Nnorom, Family doctor and Public Health & Preventive Medicine specialist
Danielle Rawlinson, Law Student and Former National President for the Black Law Students' Association of Canada (BLSA)
Alycia Shaw, Lawyer, Human Rights and Labour Law
Dr. Ewurabena Simpson, Assistant Professor and Hematologist/Oncologist, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa

Moderator - Garrick Apollon, (LLB, JD, LLM, LLCM), a lawyer and Adjunct Professor at the University of Ottawa, and Fellow at Hot Docs for Continuing Professional Education


 

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You will need to create a free account on the UDocs platform to access the video.

 

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    Please note that you will be redirected to a non-CBA website. This site operates independently of CBA and has established its own privacy and security policies. Any information you provide to this site is provided directly to the site operator and subject to such third party’s privacy policy, for which CBA shall not be responsible.

    You will need to create a free account on the UDocs platform to access the video.

     

    COST
    Pro Bono

    FEATURE FILM
    Lessons Injustice

    DURATION
    1.5 hours

    PROGRAM LANGUAGE
    English

     

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