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Hey Movements: Get Lawyered Up!

  • Friends House 60 Lowther Ave Toronto, M5R 1C7 (map)

AN EVENT TO CONNECT COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS AND LEGAL WORKERS IN TORONTO

This event is organized by the Movement Defence Committee (MDC), in partnership with Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ-Toronto), to build stronger connections between legal workers and community-based organizations that are Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour-led (BIPOC-led).

This will be an informal networking event where grassroots organizers can build connections with progressive legal folks.

There will be a guest speaker during the event: Angela Chaisson on "Harassment’s New Frontier: Revenge porn, doxing, and online defamation."

RSVPs via Eventbrite are requested, but not required to attend.

This venue is accessible and is a short walk from St. George Subway Station. Dinner will be provided, with plant-based and gluten-free options available.

About the organizers:

The Movement Defence Committee [MDC] is an autonomous working group of the Law Union of Ontario made up of legal workers, law students, activists and lawyers which provides legal support to progressive organizations and activists in Toronto. We recognize that members of oppressed groups are at higher risk when they encounter the law and we work to provide information and support that is specific to these groups.

Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ) Toronto is a local chapter of an international organization committed to moving white people and communities into action to support racial justice movements as part of a broader multi-racial majority. As settlers on Indigenous land, we commit to working towards decolonization and Indigenous sovereignty. We work to support and collaborate with local and national racial justice and decolonization organizing led by Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) organizers.