Leila Edwards

Leila Edwards is a Black, queer human rights lawyer, with lived experience of poverty, from Toronto. She is the staff lawyer and outreach coordinator at Canada Without Poverty.

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Posts by Leila Edwards

This Pandemic Discriminates by Gender and Race

We need to better understand who is most affected by COVID-19 and who has the decision-making power. This requires an intersectional gender-based analysis.

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Book Review: The Skin We’re In

Desmond Cole raises a wide range of stories and experiences including microaggressions in employment, anti-black racism in education, the oppression of Indigenous Peoples, and violent police brutality.

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