Did You Miss the February 23 Social Justice Tuesday on Overcoming Implicit Bias? Attended but Would Love Access to Resources and Slides?

Acting Assistant Secretary Roberts Announces Launch of the Indian Affairsc2016 Student Leadership Summer Institute for Native Students

idc1-032877WASHINGTON – As part of President Obama’s Generation Indigenous (“Gen-I”)initiative to remove barriers to success for Native Youth,Acting Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Lawrence S. Roberts today announced the launch of the 2016 Indian Affairs Student Leadership Summer Institute, a paid 10-week summer internship program with the agency that begins in early June.  The Institute will provide American Indian and Alaska Native post-secondary students with a unique opportunity to learn about federal policymaking and develop management and leadership skills within high-profile offices throughout the Indian Affairs organization.  Roberts made the announcement at the National Congress of American Indians’ “Tribal Nations Legislative Summit 114th Congress Executive Council” meeting.

“Indian Affairs is excited to offer the Indian Affairs Student Leadership Summer Institute, which will provide opportunities for Native students to gain experience and leadership skills to help serve Indian Country,” Acting Assistant Secretary Roberts said.  “Under the President’s Gen-I initiative we are privileged to provide learning opportunities for the next generation of Native leaders, and believe that this program is a chance to help our young people gain valuable experience that will serve them well throughout the rest of their careers.”

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Did You Miss the February 23 Social Justice Tuesday on Overcoming Implicit Bias? Attended but Would Love Access to Resources and Slides?

Joy WilliamsOnce we recognize that society repeatedly exposes us to unconsciously absorbable stereotypes, what can we do to counteract these biases? Check out the overview of strategies for groups and individuals seeking to move beyond the hidden assumptions, judgments and uncomfortable behaviors that flow from implicit bias. Presented by Joy Williams, Diversity Program Manager and Interim Co-Associate Director of the Washington State Bar Association Advancement Department.

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equal_justice_works_logoThis year, Equal Justice Works’ National Advisory Committee is presenting awards to law students at Equal Justice Works member schools in eight regions who have a demonstrated commitment to public interest law and pro bono work.

The Equal Justice Works Public Interest Awards seek to identify and honor law students who have provided extraordinary service through law school clinics, volunteer work, internships, and/or extracurricular projects. Recipients will be honored during an Award Ceremony with a commemorative plaque and $250.

Applications are currently open through March 31, 2016. Please find the application here as well as a list of our member schools divided into eight regions. If you have any questions, please email us at students@equaljusticeworks.org.

Toolkit on the Inter-American human rights system for indigenous women

pages20from20interamerican20women20toolkit-insetAbout this Toolkit

In order for the Inter-American human rights system to adequately recognise, protect and fulfil the human rights of indigenous women, it is necessary for indigenous women to engage with the system, to make their voices heard and to tell their stories with all their complexities. This toolkit, which contains a series of information notes explaining different aspects of the Inter-American system, is designed to help indigenous women and their advocates to use the system effectively.

It is the result of a collective effort by indigenous women from Argentina, Costa Rica, Chile, Canada, Colombia, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Paraguay, among other countries. They have worked together for many years to raise awareness about the opportunities offered by the Inter-American human rights system with regard to the rights of indigenous women.

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