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The History of Anti-Black Racism in Canada & Quebec




February 17, 2021

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A Discussion with Historian and Artist, Aly Ndiaye

The events of last spring reminded us all of the dire importance of addressing anti-Black racism and elevating Black voices in all sectors, including the legal profession.

As part of McCarthy Tétrault’s Black History Month Programming, we invite you to join us for a webinar with inspirational Quebec historian, hip-hop artist and activist, Aly Ndiaye, also known as Webster.

Webster will uncover the history of racism in Canada and Quebec, how anti-Black racism manifests in society, and the impact this legacy of racism continues to have on Black communities in Quebec and abroad. Webster will take us through the historic moments that have impacted Black communities from the resistance to slavery, to the 19th century race riots, to Black immigration into Canada.

At McCarthy Tétrault, we understand that we all have a role to play in tackling structural racism and investing in the success of Black legal professionals. After Webster’s remarks, Brian Lipson will lead a discussion with Webster and Karine Joizil. Brian is an Associate in our Business Group, and Karine is a partner in our Litigation Group.

This program will be presented in French Only. 

Barreau du Québec Continuing Education: We have submitted this program for recognition as a regular eligible educational activity. Three hours of Ethics/Professionalism must be completed directly through the Barreau du Québec.

For more information regarding this event, please email [email protected].

We hope you can join us for this important discussion.


2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (EST)

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