Blackness and Belonging: Understanding Anti-Black Racism's Impact on our Society

Facilitator(s): 
Anthony Morgan, LL.B
Date: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
Lakeshore Campus, L1017

Presenter Bio:

Anthony is the Training & Development Consultant in the City of Toronto’s Confronting Anti-Black Racism Unit. Through coordination and delivery of strategic learning and education sessions to City of Toronto staff, he is responsible for the implementation of anti-Black racism training and development curriculum based on the Toronto Action Plan to Confront Anti-Black Racism. The Toronto Action Plan to Confront Anti-Black Racism is the result of a collaborative effort between the City of Toronto and Torontonians of African descent.

Prior to joining the City, Anthony was an Associate at Falconers LLP, specializing in the areas of civil, constitutional and criminal state accountability litigation. He has a special interest in anti-racist human rights advocacy, particularly in the area of anti-Black racism. He has appeared at various levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada, and has also represented the interests of African Canadians before United Nations human rights treaty bodies.

Anthony is a frequent legal, social and public affairs commentator on issues concerning race and racism, critical multiculturalism and critical race theory in Canada. His comments on these issues have been featured in the Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, Ricochet, Huffington Post Canada, and other major newspapers and broadcast outlets, including CNN.

In addition to holding an LL.B. and B.C.L. from McGill University, Faculty of Law, he holds an Hons. B.A. from the University of Toronto in Ethics, Society & Law.