Community Organizing Against Gender Violence, Racial Justice Advocacy in Civil Legal Aid, Statewide Diversity Conference and Much More

October 15: Social Justice Tuesday- Mobilizing our Communities Against Gender Violence

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Sabrina Chen and Katrina Pestano from API Chaya will discuss their work with survivors of sexual and domestic violence from Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander communities.

API Chaya organizes communities by educating, training, and offering technical assistance. It also provides comprehensive culturally relevant services on domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking to Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander community members, service providers, survivors, and their families. API Chaya is one of the few organizations in the country that serves Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander community members, survivors, and their families. They also assist mainstream service providers who serve API refugees and immigrants.

When? Tuesday, October 15, 12:30-1:20pm

Where? Room 133

If you’d like lunch please RSVP by Monday, October 14 at 12 noon to spangler@uw.edu.

October 17: Are We Full of Contradictions? Legal Aid Programs and Racial Justice Advocacy 

racial-justice-slideshowShould antipoverty advocates focus on racial justice advocacy? How do racial justice and antipoverty advocacy intersect, and what barriers impede legal aid participation in that work? Days after Clearinghouse Review‘s 2013 special issue on pursuing racial justice comes out, we are holding a webinar on these and other questions. Informed by the results of a recent NLADA survey, our panelists will dig into these questions and offer a range of perspectives on the importance of racial justice to antipoverty advocacy. The webinar is set for October 17, 2013, from noon to 1:00 p.m. CST. Speakers will include Carol Ashley, vice president of advocacy, Shriver Center; Camille Holmes, director, Leadership and Racial Equity, NLADA; and William Kennedy, managing attorney, Legal Services of Northern California. Learn more and register.

October 18: Statewide Diversity Conference, “Moving Forward Together”-Free for Law Students

WAMPACInspired by the ABA Conference for the minority lawyer, WAMBAC’s Statewide Diversity Conference is an opportunity for legal professionals to convene, learn about and discuss ideas, trends, and issues impacting and affecting diversity in the legal profession. This year’s conference will feature keynote speakers such as Governor Jay Inslee, Attorney General Bob Ferguson, King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Jones, and many others, who will provide CLE seminars on a variety of topics. The Minority Bar Associations Collaboration Project presents this years conference at Seattle University School of Law, 10/18 from 8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Estimated 6 CLE credits, with breakfast and lunch provided for $50. A reception will follow.  Attorney please register here. Free for law students and no need to pre-registration requirement! 

If you have questions, please contact diversity@wsba.org or call toll free 1-800-945-WSBA.

October 18: PILA’s Brewfest is Here!

PILAWhat: PILA’s Annual Brewfest! All proceeds help fund Social Justice Tuesdays and the Loan Repayment Assistance Program. Price of admission includes a PILA Pint Glass, beer from Fremont Brewing Company, and snacks.

TICKETS: $15 per person/$5 designated driver rate
When: October 18 at 7 PM
Where: Vista Cafe, William H. Foege Building (Boat Street and 15th Ave NE)

Tickets go on sale Monday, October 14. Look for the Brewfest table during lunch. Please bring cash or check. Questions? E-mail Michael Caulfield (mcaulfi@uw.edu). See you there!

October 18: UW Symposium in Environmental Ethics- Climate Justiceenvironmental ethics

On October 18th, the Program on Values in Society is sponsoring the inaugural Ben Rabinowitz Symposium in Environmental Ethics, organized under Steve Gardiner’s Ben Rabinowitz Endowed Professorship in the Human Dimensions of the Environment.  The topic is Climate Justice.
The Symposium will culminate in a public lecture by David Schlosberg (University of Sydney), entitled Climate-Challenged Society”, from 3:30-5.30 in Savery Hall 264.
During the day, there will also be a workshop on climate justice, concentrating on the dispute between philosophers and some legal scholars about the role of ethics in climate policy.  The symposium features philosophers from the region – Avram Hiller, Marion Hournequin, Jay Oderbaugh and Allen Thompson – as well as David Schlosberg, and Steve Gardiner.  The workshop will begin at 9:15 am in Savery 408 and will continue until 2:30. The workshop is open to members of the campus community, but space is limited, so preregistration is required.  If you would like to register, please click here
The colloquium talk requires no registration. If you have any questions, please contact Dustyn Addington at DustynA@uw.edu