Spring is here (well, sort of) which means the semester is almost over and finals are on the way. Before you escape to the land of studying, there are still some great on-campus events to attend. The final Legacy Series panel will be on April 8, from 1-2PM entitled Diversity in the Legal Profession: Presentation of Self. The panel, in room 820, will feature BU Law Professors Khiara Bridges and David Breen, and Northeastern Law Professor Aziza Ahmed. ILPS and LALSA are co-sponsoring an Immigration Law Informational and Networking event on April 9, at 6PM in Barristers. NALSA is hosting the Honorable Robert Yazzie, Chief Justice Emeritus of the Navajo Nation, on April 9 at 4PM in 1270, to discuss and demonstrate peacemaking. APALSA is having their Annual Luau on Friday, April 12 at 4PM in 1270. Although there is plenty to keep you busy in the tower, I have listed below diversity programming happening at BU and in the community. Hope you have a chance to attend any of these events!
- April 8: Visit Marsh Plaza where BU clergy, faculty, staff and friends will honor Holocaust Remembrance Day by reading the names of thousands of victims who died in the Holocaust.
- April 8: Harvard Law School will show the documentary deepsouth. This event is FREE and open to the public.
- April 10: The Center for the Humanities at Tufts is hosting Carifesta Redux: Conversation Among Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars. FREE and open to the public. Reception to follow.
- April 10: Meet attorneys from Mintz Levin at Boston Lawyers group’s Legal Writing and Research Workshop/Networking Reception. FREE.
- April 10: Suffolk Law School will be screening “The Central Park Five”. Free but RSVP is required.
- 13 NYC Public Enforcement Patrol officers win a race-based discrimination lawsuit against the city.
- Dartmouth College is undertaking an oral history project to document its diversity.
- 50 years after Gideon v. Wainwright public defense remains a problem, particularly for defendants of color.
- Dr. Cheryl Crazy Bull discusses the Indigenous Rights movement Idle No More.
- The Associated Press removed “illegal immigrant” from its style guide.