Sistahs in Law: Paving the Way
The Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) is pleased to partner with the Black Female Lawyers Network (BFLN) to offer Sistahs-in -Law: Paving the Way. This day-long educational opportunity is offered to black and brown high school aged girls. It takes place on Monday, November 11, 2019 from 8:30am to 5:00pm at the historic St. James Cathedral Centre, 65 Church Street, Toronto. The theme of this year’s Sistahs-in-law retreat and fundraiser is Justice in Action.
Students will be matched with a Big Sistah, a black woman, currently working in law who will act as their guide for the day, introducing them to other Sistahs in Law while answering questions and providing support throughout the program. In addition to attending 2 sessions with their Big Sistah, participants will attend an inspirational session specifically designed for the high school aged audience entitled “My Journey to a Career in Law,” where lawyers from a variety of legal practices will share their experiences with the students and answer their questions about being a black woman in law. The program has been made possible thanks to sponsorship by individual justice sector professionals.
Sponsorship is not available for teachers or youth workers although they are welcome to attend by purchasing a ticket through BFLN at a cost of $150. OJEN will provide supervision at a ratio of 1:20. Supervisors will accompany students to each event throughout the day. Please note that students are responsible for their own transportation to and from this event and that OJEN is unable to provide transportation subsidies for those wishing to attend. Supervision of youth will begin once students register at the venue and will continue until approximately 5:00pm, at which point students will be responsible for their own transportation home.
While we welcome all applications, first time applicants will be given preference. Please note: registration may close earlier than the date stated once all candidate spots have been filled. Thus, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
Registration is open!
You will need to submit a completed permission form (available below) by attaching it to the online registration form as a PDF, scanned document, or clear photo before October 30, 2019 at 11:59 pm.
Update, October 25: The deadline to register for this program has been extended. Please register by October 30, 2019 at 11:59 pm.