How to be an Effective Ally

Date: June 21, 2021

Location: Calgary

Address: Calgary Online

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The Women in Law Leadership (WILL) Awards and the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Alberta Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee invite you to join them on June 21, 2021 from 3 – 4 p.m. MST for How to be an Effective Ally.

In this panel discussion, Dr. Chidinma Thompson, Dr. Farha Shariff and Koren Lightning-Earle will have a frank conversation about their lived experiences and allyship. Participants will learn what allyship is, how to move beyond performative allyship, how to be an effective ally, what is not effective allyship, and the obstacles preventing effective allyship (and how to overcome them). There will also be an opportunity to ask questions of the speakers about how to be an effective ally. Participants can expect to leave prepared and confident with the tools and skills to become better allies to diverse members of the legal profession.

WILL is a Canada not-for-profit corporation dedicated to celebrating and advancing women in the law through recognition and education. Its roots date back to 2009 with the creation of the Women in Law Leadership Awards, co-founded by the Counsel Network and the Association of Women Lawyers. Since then, the organizations has expanded the WILL Awards across the country and has created an education certification program for women lawyers.

This event is free for all CBA members and $25 for non-members.