MAY 7, 2021 - 3PM EST
black legal action centre
Community Legal Workers Khaldah Salih and Sade Makinde share the work and services of Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC), anti-Black racism and the law, and hold a discussion to critique/question legal remedies to justice.
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Khaldah Salih is a Community Legal Worker, she works to ensure members of the Black community across Ontario have access to BLAC’s services and to legal information related to anti-Black racism. Khaldah facilitates BLAC’s community outreach and partnerships, conducts Public Legal Education sessions and coordinates BLAC’s communications. Khaldah is motivated to combat anti-Black racism within Ontario and across borders, while centering the experiences and needs of Black communities. As an independent researcher, Khaldah has explored issues of surveillance and state violence as related to activism. She has worked in non-profit and international humanitarian organizations. Khaldah Salih holds a Bachelor’s degree from McGill University in Political Science and International Development, and a Master’s degree from the University of British Columbia in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice.
Sade is a Community Legal Worker at BLAC. She is committed to furthering her goal of curtailing systemic discrimination for marginalized populations— specifically anti-Black individual and systemic discrimination, through awareness and advocacy. Throughout her career as well as in her spare time, she loves to participate and educate herself on matters pertaining to equity and human rights. Working at BLAC fulfills Sade's combined passion of working with and within her community to develop access to justice and combat systemic anti-Black racism.