This year’s Gala featured speeches by Musqueam elder, Larry Grant and the keynote speaker, Rumana Monzur. In June 2011, Rumana was blinded by her ex-husband when she wanted to continue higher studies at the University of British Columbia. At that time, she was an Assistant Professor at Dhaka University in Bangladesh and pursuing a Masters of Arts in political science at UBC. Now Rumana has become a passionate and effective advocate to reduce violence against women. She is currently in the second year of law school at the Allard School of Law at UBC while raising her daughter as a single mother.
The evening was emceed by FACL President and UBC Law Career Services’ Jennifer Lau, and Michelle Yung, in-house counsel at Cadillac Fairview. FACL BC was formed in 2007 to promote equity, justice, and opportunity for Asian Canadian legal professionals and the community. This year FACL has expanded its student mentorship program, co-hosted an event with the CBABC Women Lawyers’ Forum, and partnered for the first time with Dress for Success and Working Gear to support low-income men and women returning to the workforce. Campbell Froh May & Rice LLP was pleased to participate in and support FACL BC in their fourth annual gala.
Members of the firm show their support at the FACL Gala.