Alumnus, lawyer, changemaker Lesra Martin addresses Class of 2021

Youtube screenshot of Lesra Martin delivering a speech in academic regalia from his office

Lesra Martin (BA ’88 Innis) is a prominent civil rights lawyer, author, and speaker. His passion for access to education and his generosity resulted in the newly established Lesra Martin Student Changemaker Award at Innis College.

On November 18, Lesra spoke to the newest members of U of T’s Class of 2021 in an inspiring, reflective convocation address (see video below).

Thank you, Lesra, for your words and congratulations to Innis’s newest graduates!

… The need for you to lend your voices, to contribute your knowledge, is perhaps more needed now than ever before as we all venture together into a new, somewhat unknown world. …

Lesra Martin
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