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CHANÈLE COUTURE

"Bonjour, je m'appelle Chanèle! I am a Canadian, bilingual, biracial woman of Ghanaian and Québécois descent born in Toronto, Ontario. I most often lead and contribute to contracts and services that center anti-racism, intersectional feminism, Blackness, and the law."

QUICK INFORMATION
 

HERE'S A QUICK OVERVIEW OF THEIR PROFILE.

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PRONOUNS

She/ Her

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IDENTITIES

Woman, biracial, bilingual, Canadian, Ghanaian, Québécoise, heterosexual, youth

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LOCATION

Outaouais (Ottawa, Ontario)

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LANGUAGE

French, English

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EXPERTISE

Anti-Racism, Law, Policy, Governance, Research, Anti-Black Racism, Systemic Racism, Intersectional Feminism, Anti-Black Racism

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PAST WORK

Law Student (J.D. Candidate), Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant, Legal Bilingual Communications Assistant, Co-President of the Black Law Students' Association at the University of Ottawa 

A SHORT BIOGRAPHY

SOME REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD LOVE THEM
AS MUCH AS WE DO.

Chanèle is a Canadian, francophone, biracial woman of Ghanaian and Québécois descent. In 2018, she graduated from McGill University with a B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Politics, Law & Society.

She is currently a second-year law student in the French Common Law Program at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law and the Co-President of the Black Law Students' Association at the University of Ottawa. She is also a research assistant whose work focuses on exploring the intersection between criminal law, immigration law, and racial profiling.

Furthermore, Chanèle has worked for McGill’s Social Equity and Diversity Education Office where she helped plan McGill’s second ever, month-long, university wide, official celebration of Black History Month. In this role she also engaged in various initiatives to help support marginalized communities. Additionally, she has an extensive experience working with kids from diverse backgrounds through coaching soccer and running soccer pre-season training camps. Chanèle also has a lot of experience in leadership roles. She was the Vice President Communications of the Arts Undergraduate Society of McGill University where she had the chance to be the voice and represent the interests of the largest and most diverse faculty on campus. Through her various experiences, Chanèle has become very comfortable with public speaking. She has been invited to sit on various panels and has moderated events she has organized through her role with the Black Law Students’ Association. Through her role as Co-President of the Black Law Student Association, she has been actively advocating for Black students at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law at the faculty level and has, with her team, organized and hosted various educational events such as Black Bodies and Anti-Black Racism with Dr. Charmaine Nelson, Dr. Hadiya Roderique,and Dr. Rachel Zellars and The Intersections of Blackness, Queerness and Activism with Desmond Cole and Reakash Walters.

CONNECTING

CHECK OUT THEIR TAYHKAY DI MIYOOTOOTOW - DIRECTIONS OF RESPECT - BEFORE REACHING OUT TO THEM.
 

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RESPECT

respect that she is an active full-time law student

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TIME ZONE

Eastern Standard Time

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BEYOND THE BIO INTERVIEW
 

WE'RE SO MUCH MORE THAN A TITLE AND CV.
 

Chanèle Couture on Black Francophone Experiences

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