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Summer Law Institute 2020 webinar series

OJEN is excited to offer a series of free webinars featuring leaders in a variety of areas of law and justice. The series takes the place of our two-day, in-person Summer Law Institute. The series includes six webinars beginning on July 22nd and running weekly until August 25th. You can access up-to-the-minute information on current legal issues from the comfort of your home! Our line-up of speakers includes experts, activists and others on the leading edge of legal history. Register for each seminar individually.

Webinars with open registration:

July 22, 3:00 p.m. – Charlene Bearhead– Ms. Bearhead is the lead author of “Their Voices Will Guide Us”.  This curriculum resource turns classrooms into spaces of critical thinking and reflections around perceptions and realities of Indigenous women’s and girls’ lived experiences. She will join us to speak about the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (NIMMIWG) and the curriculum it inspired.  Ms Bearhead is a longtime Indigenous activist and educator. She is the head of Education and Programming for the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre at the University of British Colombia, the Director of Reconciliation for Canadian Geographic and was the Education Coordinator for the NIMMIWG. 

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July 28th, 12:00 p.m. – Justice Lorne Sossin (SCJ) – Justice Sossin will present the Top 5 Cases of the Past Year.  A long-time favourite of the Summer Law Institute, the top five cases, as identified by Justice Sossin, are of particular interest to educators. The presentation includes a summary of each case and an explanation of how it has made an impact in society.  The Top Five Cases of each year are available as a classroom resource on the OJEN website. 

Register here

Upcoming webinars

Announcements of other webinars are coming soon. Check the Summer Law Institute webpage for more information as it becomes available.

Date TBA, First week of August – Alan Andrews, Climate Program Director at ECOjustice

Thursday, August 13th – Kumail Karimjee & Meghan Scott – COVID-19 and the Law

Tuesday, August 18th – Sara Cohen – Fertility Law Issues

Tuesday, August 25th – OJEN Staff – Preview of OJEN’s New Resources

We will miss seeing you in person this year, but hope by offering our sessions in webinar format, even more teachers will have the opportunity to join us.  If you are unable to register for any of the webinars, they will be recorded and posted on our website for later viewing.

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