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Opportunity for Diverse Young Women Interested in Law

Registration is open for Braiding Diversity into Justice, an online event for diverse young women in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. This ½ day activity takes place on March 31, 2022 from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

Offered by the Waterloo OJEN Committee, Braiding Diversity into Justice connects marginalized and/or racialized young women with women working in the legal sector. It’s goal is to encourage young women to consider a career in the legal profession regardless of socio-economic status, disability, migration, sexual orientation, ethnicity or religion.  

This year’s keynote speaker is Jordana Goldlist, founder of JHG Criminal Law. She will share her experience of overcoming addiction and homelessness as a teenager, to graduate from law school and start her own successful law practice. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage in small group discussions with judges, lawyers, law clerks and other women legal professionals from diverse backgrounds for tips and strategies for succeeding in a law career.

Braiding Diversity into Justice was first offered in 2018 as an in-person event. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event will take place by Zoom. In order to participate in this event students will need access to a computer, mobile, or tablet device with connection to the Internet.

Important: Students registering for Braiding Diversity into Justice must request a permission form from their teacher authorizing them to miss the classes they would regularly attend during the online program. They must also coordinate with their teacher to agree on the location, such as the school library or a conference room, where they can participate in the program.

Register by March 7th to receive a free Braiding Diversity into Justice T-shirt.For more information and to register, visit the Braiding Diversity into Justice web page.

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