March is Women’s History Month! Check out the Radical Women’s History Project where creator Shelby Knox highlights, “the accomplishments of the world’s women, explicitly centering women of color, indigenous, queer, trans, women with disabilities, and non-Western women.” A few ways you can celebrate Women’s History Month in Boston is to walk the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail, visit the Julia Child exhibit in Cambridge or attend Simmons College LUNAFEST which features “short films by, for, and about women.” This month’s BU Law Legacy Series event also focuses on women. On March 21 from 1-2, join The Women’s Law Association and the Students Affairs Office for Prisoner of Her Own Body: The Reproductive Rights of Prisoners featuring MA State Representative Kay Khan, reproductive justice scholar and advocate Rachel Roth and Marcella Jayne a member of the Prison Birth Project.
- March 20: Third Film Festivals: Women Take the Reel at Northeastern screening “Treyf,” a documentary tackling LGBTQ issue and issues of faith. FREE and open to the public.
- March 21: BU Law’s Building Bridges, a reception for current students and alumni of color at the African American History Museum. Contact me for further details.
- March 22: The Islamic Society of BU is hosting #Whatisislam Open Discussion as part of BU’s Islam Awareness Month. The event is FREE and open to members of all faiths.
- March 27: Boston Lawyers Group: Mock Interview Program for law students of color. Deadline to submit your resume is March 15.
- March 28: Harvard Journal of Law and Gender presents: Still Un/Masking the Self: Legal Education and the Experience of the Other. This event features Margaret Montoya, the first Latina accepted to Harvard Law.
- Emerson College fraternity raises money for transgender brother’s surgery.
- Racist incidents lead to cancelled classes at Oberlin College.
- Here is an interesting op-ed piece in the NY Times entitled The Good, Racist People. The piece was written by Ta-Nehisi Coates, who spoke at BU last month.
- Youth incarceration rates have dropped.
- Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that anti-gay slurs are not protected under Freedom of Speech.
Diversity Scholarship, Fellowship, and Internship Opportunities:
- Goodwin Procter: Public Interest Fellowships for Law Students of Color-deadline March 22, 2013
- Zelle Hofmann: 2013 Diversity in Law Scholarship-deadline April 1, 2013
- DRI: Law Student Diversity Scholarship-deadline April 19, 2013
- South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston: Legal Intern Fellowship-deadline April 19, 2013 application available in my office
- Bingham: Thurgood Marshall Fellowship-deadline July 31, 2013.