Today, and every day, Pro Bono Law Alberta denounces all forms of racism. While recent US events have highlighted the cruelty of anti-black racism, we know that it is not solely an American problem. All over the world, and here at home, black communities have been treated like their lives do not matter. They do.
Like the Canadian Bar Association, Pro Bono Students Canada, and countless legal organizations across Canada, we recognize that our mission is rooted in promoting equality and stand in solidarity with those peacefully protesting against police brutality and unequal access to justice.
We call on Canadian governments, leaders, and institutions to recognize their role in perpetuating systemic racism and concentrate their efforts on closing inequality gaps. We also acknowledge our responsibility to listen to, defend, and assist our black volunteers, colleagues, and community members in the fight against bigotry.
– The PBLA Team