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Open Letter to Ministers Re: Laval Immigration Holding Centre & Hunger Strike

The Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC) has written an open letter to Ministers Blair, Mendocino and Hajdu, demanding for the immediate release of all prisoners held in immigration detention centres and prisons. Read the Open Letter here.

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Housing Security for Black Tenants: COVID-19

The spread of COVID-19 has resulted in housing insecurity for many Ontarians. While we are all experiencing heightened stress and anxiety in various areas of daily life, the Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC) is acutely aware of the specific pressures and differential impact COVID-19 has on Black people and their housing – specifically on Black renters.

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BLAC is Hiring!

BLAC is hiring a Community Legal Worker. See the job description here: BLAC CLW Job Description Closing Date: March 20, 2020. Thank you!

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BLAC is Hiring!

BLAC is now hiring a Community Legal Worker and a Research & Policy Coordinator.

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Systemic Racism and Sentencing

The Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC) along with the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) are jointly intervening in a case before Ontario's top court in the Spring of 2020.

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How Ruth Goba plans to fight anti-black racism in the province

Ruth Goba isn’t sure how to feel. On one hand, she’s excited. And with good cause. Over the summer, she became the executive director of the brand-new Black Legal Action Centre, which will open its doors in the new year with a mandate to fight anti-black racism in Ontario.

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An open letter to the community from BLAC

Dear Community: The Board of Directors of the Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC) has been working hard to establish a legal aid clinic servicing Black Ontarians that will provide the desperately required free and subsidized legal services that our communities need. Much of the work we have been engaging in until now has been the type of work that is unseen,

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