Not sure how to be a better ally? Not sure where to start? Start with educating yourself.
The Law Times has published a great list of Resources for Lawyers on How to Be an Ally to Racialized Colleagues.
We also recommend this article by lawyer Meg Chinelo Egbunonu: "Dear Workplace Ally...From Your Black Colleague on Racism Lite".
Sign up for the (free for members) upcoming Ontario Bar Association webinar "How to be a Better Ally by Design" on June 22, 2020. The webinar will include hands-on self assessment exercises which are designed "to deepen and build our capacity to be Allies for Diversity and Inclusion within the legal profession". Those who attend will "[b]enefit from the experience and insight of our faculty as you broaden your knowledge base and start implementing practical tools into your firm or practice that support you as a champion of diversity and inclusion."
If you are looking to donate and support organizations that fight anti-Black racism and police brutality in Canada check out this list and article by Huffington Post Canada.
Here is a working document of scaffolded anti-racism resources, compiled by Anna Stamborski, Nikki Zimmermann, and Bailie Gregory.
Review some of the legal organizations' statements released in response to anti-Black violence (thank you to Juliet Knapton for compiling the list):
Canadian Association of Black Lawyers
South Asian Bar Association
Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers
Women's Legal Education and Action Fund
Ontario Bar Association
Canadian Bar Association
Arab Canadian Lawyers Association
Roundtable of Diversity Associations
American Bar Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association
National Asian Pacific American Bar Associations
(American) National Bar Association
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