October 28: Social Justice Tuesday – The ROOTS Project: Good News from Africa
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014
Gates Hall, RM 127
Presented by Frank and Pam McKulka
2005 marked the end of a 21 year civil war in Sudan, which left more than 2 million dead. 2011 was the year that South Sudan became an independent country; tragically in December 2013 a rebellion began and many again have died or been displaced.
After working as a human rights investigator for the United Nations, Anyieth D’Awol, a South Sudanese woman established the ROOTS project in 2009. The organization’s mission is economic empowerment of women and preservation of traditional arts and crafts. More information at http://www.rootsofsouthsudan.org
Traditional and contemporary jewelry made at the Centre in Juba, South Sudan will be available on this date.
If you would like lunch please RSVP via Symplicity or firstname.lastname@example.org by 12:00 pm Monday, October 27. No RSVP for lunch accepted after 12:00 pm.
October 28: Peggy Browning Fund Panel Discussion & Networking Reception – Advocating for Workplace Justice
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014
4:00-5:00 PM Panel Discussion
5:00-6:00 PM Networking reception with panelists, students and guests active in protecting workers’ rights
Gates Hall, RM 127
- Learn about the Peggy Browning Fund’s Summer Fellowships
- Hear what it’s like practicing law for a union, a law firm representing workers or a government agency regulating the workplace
- Find out how to get a job promoting workplace justice
Free admission to Seattle law school students. Webcast available to students of Gonzaga University School of Law. Information on where to watch the webcast will be provided after you register.
- Carson Flora | Schwerin Campbell Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt, LLP | Moderator
- Judy Krebs | General Counsel, SEIU Healthcare 775
- David Mark | Attorney, Law Office of David N. Mark
- Andrea Schmitt | Staff Attorney, Columbia Legal Services — Working Families Project
- Ann Marie Skov | Field Attorney, NLRB Region 19 | PBF ’00
REGISTER by October 21 with the Peggy Browning Fund here.
October 29: Careers in Public Policy
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
Gates Hall, RM 119
Meet the practitioners and learn about their career paths and strategies in:
- Legislative advocacy
- Policy reform
- Non-partisan policy work
- Community relations
- Non-profit management
Sumeer Singla, Precinct Liaison Attorney, Seattle City Attorney’s Office
Janet Varon, Executive Director, Northwest Health Law Advocates
Rep. Gerry Pollet, Executive Director, Heart of America NW &
46th District, WA State House of Representatives
November 14: 14th Annual Oregon Students of Color Conference
Reclaiming our Humanity and Redefining our Narratives: Telling our own Stories
Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 – Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014
Lane Community College, 4000 E. 30th Ave., Eugene, OR 97405
This year’s conference theme “Reclaiming Our Humanity and Redefining Our Narratives: Telling Our Own Stories” speaks to the ways in which communities of color are negatively portrayed in our society. How people of color are often so narrowly depicted and the ways in which mainstream media dehumanizes people of color. The conference seeks to educate participants about the social and political inequalities facing students color as well as focus on the need for people of color to reclaim themselves as full human beings. We must embrace all of our identities and push back on spaces of dichotomy – when it comes to race as well as gender, sexuality, and class. The Oregon Students of Color Conference provides a space where students of color and their allies can come together to develop the skills and critical analysis needed for the advancement of students of color socially, economically, politically, and emotionally.
Registration for the 14th Annual Oregon Students of Color Conference is now open!
REGISTRATION FEES AND DEADLINES
Early Bird Registration Deadline is October 17th:
- Oregon Student Association Member Campus: $70/ per person
- Non-Members: $80/ per person
Late Registration Deadline: October 24th:
- Oregon Student Association Member Campus: $75/ per person
- Non-Member Campuses: $85/ per person
Information and Registration: Click here.
November 14: Save the Date! Seeking Community Input Racial Justice Initiative: Racial Impact Statements
Friday, Nov. 14, 2014
8:45 – 11:00 AM
Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S., Tukwila, WA 98168
A joint Commission meeting between the Washington State Supreme Court Minority and Justice Commission & The Washington State Sentencing Guidelines Commission
Listen, Learn, & Participate ~ We want to hear from you!
Racial Impact Statements can be used as a tool for policymakers to address the potential racial impact of proposed legislation prior to enactment in order to reduce the scale of unwarranted disparities.
Please RSVP by emailing Cynthia.Delostrinos@courts.wa.gov. If you need any special accommodations, please send an email to the address listed above. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.