Student organization event

Diversity Month Program: Current Issues in Affirmative Action

Date: 
01.21.2016
Location: 
Room IV

Professor Strauss will speak on current issues in affirmative action. He will touch on issues relating to all groups, for example discussing suits that Asians students have brought challenging affirmative action. The upcoming Fisher II decision that will be decided by the Court this term will also be discussed and debated.

Keystone Points: 
10
Category: 
Legal Community Citizenship

Diversity Month Program: The Intersection of Disability Law and Reproductive Rights

Date: 
01.20.2016
Location: 
Room V

It is not widely known that reproductive rights and disabled rights significantly intersect. The rights violations of disabled women often manifest as reproductive restrictions. This talk will provide visibility to this largely ignored problem.

Keystone Points: 
10
Category: 
Legal Community Citizenship

Diversity Month Program: Black/White Disparities in Healthcare and the Role of Civil Rights Laws

Date: 
01.19.2016
Location: 
Room V

Professor Malani will discuss the disparities in access to health care among different racial communities and the role Civil Rights laws play in addressing the disparity.

This program is organized by SALSA and BLSA.  Diversity Month is sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students.

Keystone Points: 
10
Category: 
Emotional Intelligence & Diversity

Diversity Month Program: "Soul Brother, Where Art Thou?"

Date: 
01.15.2016
Location: 
Off Campus Event - The Second City

The comedy show draws from the experiences of diverse communities in America and the simple and at times complex struggles they face in their day to day lives in the 21st Century. Goldstar Chicago describes the show as "addressing such tenuous topics as racial tension, police accountability and human trafficking with biting humor.

Keystone Points: 
20
Category: 
Emotional Intelligence & Diversity

Diversity Month Program: Voting Rights and Redistricting- A Latino Perspective

Date: 
01.15.2016
Location: 
Room IV

Nina Perales, the Vice President of Litigation at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), will speak about her work on voting rights. She has litigated a number of cases involving the voting rights of Latinos and has challenged state redistricting efforts. Ms. Perales has argued in front of the Supreme Court as well as opposite Professor Adam Mortara.

Keystone Points: 
10
Category: 
Emotional Intelligence & Diversity

Diversity Month Program: A Discussion on Women's Professional Development with Chief Judge Diane Wood

Date: 
01.14.2016
Location: 
Room IV

Chief Judge Diane Wood will visit the Law School to present "Making Your Voice Heard" and to speak on issues related to women's professional development and the difficulties they face. 

Keystone Points: 
10
Category: 
Emotional Intelligence & Diversity

Diversity Month Program: Challenges to Racial and Ethnic LGBT Equality

Date: 
01.12.2016
Location: 
Room V

This panel will include attorneys and professionals working on LGBT immigration work, HIV/AIDS prevention, and the difficulty of LGBT outreach in minority communities. Come learn about the challenges facing ethnically and racially diverse LGBT groups and what Chicago groups are doing to address these important issues.

Keystone Points: 
10
Category: 
Emotional Intelligence & Diversity

Diversity Month Program: Intellectual and Developmental Disability Law

Date: 
01.11.2016
Location: 
Room IV

A representative from L'Arche Chicago, a community that supports individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities, will speak about the legal atmosphere of living with a disability and will talk about managing the L'Arche communities.

Keystone Points: 
10
Category: 
Legal Community Citizenship

Diversity Month Program: Why Public Defense?

Date: 
01.06.2016
Location: 
Room D

Cook County Public Defender Jonathan Bedi will about why students should pursue a career in public defense, including the high level of need in low-income communities and communities of color. He will delve into the benefits and rewards of this nontraditional career path.

Keystone Points: 
10
Category: 
Managing & Building Your Career

Diversity Month Program: Life Without Parole: Kids in the Criminal Justice System

Date: 
01.05.2016
Location: 
Room V

This lunch talk aims to expose the audience to the critical issues affecting adolescents and youth in the criminal justice system in the United States, especially with regard to fair hearings and sentencing.

Keystone Points: 
10
Category: 
Professional Judgment & Ethics
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