Happy Friday! Here are some events to look forward to!

May 20: Importance of trafficking laws for legal service and employment attorneys

The Trafficking Victims Protection Act has become an important tool for attorneys who represent vulnerable low-wage workers. Join us as we talk to Spring Miller and Stacie Jonas–the former and current managing attorneys of the Human Trafficking Team at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid–about the importance of trafficking laws for legal services and employment attorneys.

Be sure to read their new Clearinghouse Article, Using Anti-trafficking Laws to Advance Workers’ Rights.

May 27-May 29: UW Center for Communication, Difference and Equity Opening Events

This is a friendly reminder of the University of Washington’s Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity (CCDE) opening with three days of opening events from Wednesday, May 27th-Friday, May 29th.  We would love for you to join in on the events!

 Three events that we would like to highlight are: on Wednesday, May 27, a cross-cultural communication workshop with Rosetta Lee, “What I Said and What I Meant,” on Friday, May 29th the CCDE will host an all-day conference, Why Communication? Why Difference?  Why Equity?: A Diversity Intervention for the 21st Century.”

Dr. Herman Gray (Professor and Chair of Sociology, UCSC) will give the Earl and Edna Stice keynote lecture, and Precarious Diversity: Media, Representation, and Inequality,” Lisa B. Thompson (playwright and Associate Professor of African & African Diaspora Studies, UT Austin) will give a staged reading of her play The Mamalogues.

 For more information on all of our events and to RSVP, please visit  UWCCDEOpening.eventbrite.comA flier with the full Opening schedule is also attached to this email.

 If you have any questions, feel free to email CCDE Program Manager, Erika Samson at samsonej@uw.edu.

June 19: Alliance for Equal Justice 2015 Summer Intern Orientation

Are you a law student who is interning or externing for an 
Alliance for Equal Justice or other Washington State civil legal organization this summer?

 Join this annual orientation (9:00am – 3:00pm) to learn more about the Alliance for Equal Justice, develop client skills that will enhance your summer experience, and connect to dozens of other law students and practicing attorneys.

WSBA Conference Center (1501 4th Avenue, Seattle) | Gonzaga University School of Law (721 N Cincinnati St, Spokane)

 Space is Limited! Register by Friday, June 5

 Can’t Attend in Person? Come in person to take advantage of small group and networking activities, or watch live via webcast if you can’t make it. Indicate your preferred location/method of attendance at registration.

 Questions? Please contact Jennifer Werdell, werdellj@seattleu.edu.