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Monday, October 29, 2018

Barrington Walker on Jim Crow in Canada: a few places available!

Amanda Campbell of the Osgoode Society advises me that although this evening's legal history session is well subscribed, we can squeeze a few more chairs in. Email or call her (416) 947-3321

Here's the notice:

Please note the lecture will take place at 5:30 at Osgoode Hall in the Museum Room. Refreshments will be available.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you.


Re-Visiting Jim Crow in Canada:
Reflections on the Law and the Black Experience *

On October 29, 2018, Professor Barrington Walker of the History Department at Queen's University will speak about the Black experience with law in Canadian history, and what it means for the present and the future.

Although Canadian law did not engage in the kind of formalised legal discrimination as the American south, Professor Walker will discuss how Canadian law did little to turn formal legal equality into substantive equality, and allowed opportunities for unequal treatment. For example, from 1858 through the 1960s, Ontario law permitted school boards to create separate schools if local residents asked for them.

Professor Walker will discuss this and other issues historically, reflecting also on their continuing legacy.

Join us at 5:30 p.m. in the Museum Room at Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen Street West.

* approval pending for 40 minutes EDI Professionalism Credit from the Law Society for Ontario.

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