Diversity News Roundup February 2014

It has been a great semester of events thus far and March promises to be no different. On March 3 from 6-8pm LALSA will host a Carnaval Celebration in room 1270 with live music and food. OutLaw will have a trans rights focused event on March 20th with a guest speaker from the Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders. The final Legacy Series event of the semester will be on March 27th  co-sponsored with the Jewish Law Students Association to discuss religious freedom in prison. We will also welcome admitted students to campus March 20-22nd for Mosaic Weekend. If you are interested in helping, please contact me.

Events:

  • March: This is Women’s History Month. Here is a great list of events to celebrate.
  • March 3: Berklee Middle Eastern Festival: The Music of Armenia. Tickets $8.
  • March 3-4: BU Center for the Study of Europe presents- Woman Up! for a New Progressive Agenda Fifth Transatlantic Dialogue on Gender Issues. Free.
  • March 13: NESL Minority Student Association presents-Cultural Competency in the Workplace panel. Free, RSVP required.
  • March 15-16: The Jewish holiday of Purim is celebrated on this day. Here are some local events and more information on the holiday.
  • March 27: The Asian American Lawyers Association is hosting a panel discussion on Achieving Partnership.

News:

Other Opportunities:

  • LSAC’s Diversity Committee has announced a writing competition. The topic is “Best Practices for Recruitment and Retention of Students of Color and Students from Other Underrepresented Groups in Law Schools.” The winner will receive $5,000 and be published. Deadline is May 1, 2014.

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