The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (British Columbia) Society is creating a mini-documentary on the discrimination, stereotyping and bias experienced by members of the pan-Asian legal community, from law students to senior members of the bar.
The documentary will premiere in Fall 2021.
Our aim is to increase intercultural awareness and competency within the profession, while providing a platform for the pan-Asian legal community to share their experiences.
We also wish to highlight and bring renewed attention to the original But I Was Wearing a Suit documentary (“BIWWAS”) (and its Part II), spearheaded by a group of leaders in the Indigenous legal community, including Justice Ardith (Walpetko We’dalx) Walkem, who has generously provided guidance for our initiative.
We believe that this companion documentary will identify commonalities, and highlight the unique and distinct experiences of bias and discrimination that pan-Asian lawyers face in practice.
We hope to continue the dialogue. Our goal is to strive for change and to recognize and eliminate unconscious biases and discrimination within the legal community.
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