Did you know….
- Virnetta Anderson was a community activist and politician and YYC’s first Black municipal councilor when elected in 1974
- The Black Law Students Association Calgary Chapter (BLSA Calgary) was established in 2017, and among its active projects, runs a mentorship program to connect its members with Black lawyers in Calgary and has hosted “see yourself here” events for Black undergraduate students interested in going to law school
- In 2020, BLSA Calgary led the calls to action resulting in the University of Calgary Faculty of Law implementing the Black Student Applicant Process (BSAP)
- Coming soon (next month!), Calgary will have its own chapter of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers
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