This week on Straight Talk, Ritu joined Sandie Rinaldo, Laura Babcock, and Angela Kokott to discuss ‘Top Gear’ host Jeremy Clarkson being ditched by the BBC, Finland’s plans to revamp their education system, and a sweater made from the hair of members of the gay community. Click here to watch the segment!
Returning to CTV’s Straight Talk, Ritu discussed a Muslim-Canada community driven program “Meet a Muslim Family” designed to build cultural bridges between Muslims and those of other faiths, as well as a Saturday Night Live political satire sketch involving ISIS that has caused discomfort. Watch the segment here or click on the photo of Ritu below!
Ritu joined CTV’s Sandie Rinaldo, John Moore of NewsTalk 1010 and Montreal’s CJAD talk radio host Aaron Rand about the mysterious underground bunker discovered near York University, Ontario’s new sex-ed curriculum, and new jobs for Olivia Chow and Hazel McCallion. Watch the segment here!
Please join us for our next Diversity in Law Learning Workshop:
“Are You ‘Whistling Vivaldi’? Addressing Bias and Blindspots in a Law Firm Environment”
• Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2015
• Time: 7:30am registration/breakfast begins. The session will run from 8-10:30am
• Location: Offices of Fasken Martineau, Bay Adelaide Centre, 333 Bay Street, Suite 2400, Toronto
• CPD Accreditation: 2 Professionalism hours (Pending)
• Delivered by: Ritu Bhasin
For more information and to register, please visit our Eventbright registration page.
Ritu joined Sandie Rinaldo, Jane Brown, and Angela Kokott to discuss surrogacy issues, Michelle Obama’s trip to Saudi Arabia, and naming a child “Nutella.” Click here to watch the segment!
Ritu Bhasin and Councillor Gord Perks (Ward 14 Parkdale-High Park)
Ritu Bhasin (foreground) at the City of Toronto Awards ceremony, November 26, 2014
Please click here to watch Ritu’s acceptance speech.
Ritu discusses unconscious bias, privilege, and unearned disadvantages with CBC News Toronto’s Nil Köksal. Click here to watch (runtime 2:29).
Ritu spoke to CBC’s Matt Galloway about winning the 2014 William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations from the City of Toronto, and her continuing work in the area of unconscious bias. Click here to listen (runtime 4:58).
RITU BHASIN WINS CITY OF TORONTO’S
WILLIAM P. HUBBARD AWARD FOR RACE RELATIONS
Toronto, Ontario – Ritu Bhasin, LL.B. MBA is the recipient of the City of Toronto’s 2014 William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations, for her continuing efforts to improve race relations in the city of Toronto.
“This is the reason that I chose to commit my life’s work to advocating for the voices of difference, for those of us who experience oppression because of our cultural identities,” said Ritu, who is the Founder and Principal ofbhasin consulting inc. “I want my actions to contribute to the collective experience of breaking down barriers for all. But more importantly, I want everyone who feels different or ‘less than’ because of their race, to feel elevated, empowered, and beautiful in their skin.”
The City of Toronto will present the 2014 Access, Equity and Human Rights Awards in recognition of Human Rights Day on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014. These awards will be presented to seven recipients who have made a significant impact on the lives of Torontonians through their work to eliminate barriers to equality and discrimination.
The William P. Hubbard Award for Race Relations was established in 1989 and is named in honour of one of Toronto’s first African-Canadian Councillors, William P. Hubbard, who was first elected in 1894. The City gives this Award to a person whose outstanding achievement and commitment has fostered a positive race relations environment in Toronto and has encouraged others to become actively involved in the elimination of racism and prejudice. All recipients must be residents of the city of Toronto.
Ritu thanks the City of Toronto for their continued support of her work.
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In the September 2014 issue of LAWPRO Magazine, Ritu discusses how to create a more inclusive law firm environment, including practical advice on how to increase your own Cultural Competence. Click here to read her article, “Cultural competence: an essential skill for success in an increasingly diverse profession.”