DBDLI Board Member (2019 – Present)
Angela believes that education and the law can be used as a tool to address inequities in our society. She is a lawyer and is currently the Manager of Equity of Access at the Nova Scotia’s Barristers Society. She provides education, strategies and advices the profession on issues of equity, diversity and inclusion. She previously worked for Nova Scotia Legal Aid, Federal Prosecution Service Canada, Department of Natural Resources, and the Halifax Regional School Board.
Angela has been able to use her legal knowledge and connection to community to address anti-black racism and discrimination. For her dedication and work on this issue she was the recipient of the 2017 Burnley “Rocky” Jones Human Rights Award, 2018 Canadian Association of Black lawyers “Pathfinder” award and the co-recipient of the 2017 Judge Corrine Sparks Award.
She is a member of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers, The African Nova Scotian Decade for People of African Descent Coalition, Legal Education Action Fund (LEAF).