Happy Black History Month! In celebration of both Black History Month and the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, I will present a panel on the Emancipation Proclamation as part of my Legacy Series on February 21st. The panel entitled From Emancipation to Redemption will include Professors David Lyons and Christian Samito. There are also many events happening on the Boston University campus. On February 25, the Gastronomy Program presents To Feed the Revolution: The Black Panther Party and the Politics of Food. The African American Studies Program will host a talk by Ta-Nehisi Coates, Senior Editor, The Atlantic and author, “The Beautiful Struggle” on February 26. Here are some more events happening on campus and around town.
- All Month Long: The Museum of African American History Boston’s newest exhibit “The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Signs of Freedom,” is only $5.
- February 13: Boston College is holding a FREE event entitled, “Battle of Complexions: The Significance of Skin Color in the Black Community” & “Why Can’t I Say the N Word?” This looks to be a very interesting discussion between students, faculty, and the general public.
- February 16: BU Korean Student Association is having its annual Cultural Show called SeoulMates. Tickets are $2 presale and $5 at the door.
- February 24: 25th Annual Lunar New Year Festival in Quincy. This FREE event is one of the largest Lunar New Year festivals in the region.
- February 24: The Human Rights Campaign is hosting Her HRC Boston event whose mission is to “gather women to both celebrate and build a greater sense of community while learning about the importance of engaging in the LGBT civil rights movement.” Tickets are $15 which includes an annual HRC membership.
- Congratulations to Cristina Rodriguez who last month became Yale’s first Latina tenured law professor.
- Same-sex marriage was approved in England and Wales.
- The Pentagon opens up more jobs to women in the military, but women are still blocked from direct combat roles.
- Where Does Immigration Reform Begin for Same-Sex Couples?
- Duke University Fraternity suspended after racist Asian-themed party.
Diversity Scholarship, Fellowship, and Internship Opportunities:
- Early Civil Rights Project Legal Fellowship
- Philippine American Bar Association: PABA Legal Scholarship and the PABA Future Attorney Scholarship– deadline February, 28 2013.
- Goodwin Proctor: Public Interest Fellowships for Law Students of Color-deadline March 1, 2013.
- Boston Bar Association: Summer Judicial Internship Program– deadline March 1, 2013