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The Spark Series: How to Be an Antiracist

Change is sparked by ideas and thoughts that help us see things differently
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This Fasken Series brings notable guests to share their experiences and explore ideas around equity, diversity and inclusion in the legal industry and beyond.

As part of our efforts to honour Black History Month and move towards a more equitable future, we invite you to join us for a conversation with New York Times best-selling author and activist Dr. Ibram X. Kendi.

Dr. Kendi has written several best-selling books on equity, race and justice. In 2020, he was named as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the world by Time Magazine. He is a Professor at Boston University, as well as the Founding Director for the University’s Center for Antiracist Research.

How to Be an Antiracist, Kendi’s award-winning memoir first published in 2019, with an updated edition coming in early 2023, has been called “the most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind” by the New York Times.

In a conversation hosted by Sandeep Tatla, Chief Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer at Fasken, Dr. Kendi will share:

  • What it means to be antiracist
  • How to go beyond an awareness of racism to the next step of uprooting racism
  • The growth in his thinking since 2019, including his work at the Center for Antiracist Research, and 
  • How members of the legal profession can help address systemic racism

Please note that the session will be held in English. Live French translation will be available.

To learn more about Dr. Kendi click here.


  • 11:50 am ET / 8:50 am PT   Webinar registration opens
  • 12:00 - 1:05 pm ET / 9:00 - 10:05 am PT  Webinar and Q&A


This webinar is complimentary 

LSO Accredited EDI

1Hours Available Via Webinar
This program contains 1 EDI Professionalism Hour. Fasken has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by the Law Society of Ontario.

This program contains 1 hour of accredited professional responsibility and ethics content for the purposes of the Law Society of British Columbia’s annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. The session has been loaded with the LSBC and is titled “The Spark Series: How to be an Antiracist”. It is available for claiming through your LSBC Member Portal.

A confirmation of participation will be sent to you for your continuing education hours with the Barreau du Québec.

For CPD/CLE in other jurisdictions, please contact your local Law Society.

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Andrea Tulloch Marketing Events Manager +1 416 868 3329


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