Feb. 13, Global Mondays: Culture and Politics in Gambia – From Efforts to Stop Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) to the Current Political Turmoil
Isatou Jallow was born and raised in Gambia, West Africa. She moved to Seattle in 2012 as an asylee. She has a degree in Law and Political Science from Universite Mohamed V in Morocco, where she lived for five years. Isatou is an advocate for women’s rights and advocates for the complete eradication of the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). She was able to save her sister and cousin from FGM, and today FGM is no longer practiced in her family. Isatou works to convince immigrants living in the U.S. not to send their daughters home for FGM. Isatou has taken a position as a Commissioner on the City of Seattle’s Immigrant and Refugee Commission and has volunteered with several organizations. She is often invited to present about FGM and refugee access to health care. Read more here.
Feb. 15: Reproductive Health and Access to Care
The new Congress and Trump administration are committed to altering the federal government’s posture with respect to federal funding and policy relating to reproductive health and rights. This panel will consider the challenges and disparities that currently exist, the new threats on the horizon and the advocacy efforts at the state, national and global levels aimed at preserving and improving access to reproductive health services. Read the flyer here.
Feb. 24: The Money Barrier: 1st Annual Low Bono Law Conference
Many people are “priced out” of the justice system, with incomes too high to qualify for legal aid, but too low to afford an attorney. Join us to learn more about how lawyers are working to close the justice gap for this under-served population:http://law.seattleu.edu/continuing-legal-education/upcoming-programs/1st-annual-low-bono-conference
Lawyers from all practice areas and all firm sizes are welcome. LLLTs, law students, and non-lawyers are encouraged to join us as well. Read more and register here.
Save the Date, April 19: Brew Review, Unemployment Law Project benefit
Join us for an evening of Northwest Brews! Sample local beers and ciders while enjoying appetizers. Listen to live music while you bid on silent auction items. Talk with great people about social justice! All this to benefit the Unemployment Law Project, a non profit law firm providing free legal counsel to help individuals gain unemployment benefits as they search for new jobs.
Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Tickets include seven 4oz tastes, appetizers, and live music. You must be 21 to attend. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Buy tickets and learn more here.