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Jamil Jivani

Award-Winning Activist, Lawyer

Role: Guest Speaker

2021 Conference Session: Dismantling Systemic Racism

Jamil Jivani is an award-winning lawyer and author, who serves as the Government of Ontario’s first-ever Advocate for Community Opportunities.

He also leads a youth-focused research nonprofit, Road Home Research & Analysis, which is supported by the Pinball Clemons Foundation.

Jamil is a graduate of Yale Law School, York University and Humber College and previously taught as a visiting professor at Osgoode Hall Law School. His first book, Why Young Men, details his unique journey from supposed illiterate high school student to the Ivy League.

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