Events: Social Justice Tuesday, PILA Auction and more!

Social Justice Tuesday “Foster Care and Ending Youth Homelessness”

When: February 13, 2018 12:30-1:20

Where: Room 127

The Mockingbird Society, an advocacy group trying to improve foster care and end youth homelessness, has teamed up with SYLAW to host a panel discussion on this Social Justice Tuesday.

Please RSVP in SCS Online.

PILA Auction: A Night at the MoviesPILA Logo

When: February 16, 2018

Where: HUB Ballroom

You are cordially invited to join the Public Interest Law Association (PILA) at our 23rd annual benefit auction on Friday February 16th on the University of Washington Seattle campus. The event will feature a silent auction, cocktail hour, and a live auction plated dinner.

PILA is proud to announce that our keynote speaker for the evening will be Ada Shen-Jaffe. Ms. Shen-Jaffe is a dedicated community change-maker committed to addressing racial and social inequity.

Purchase tickets here.

Eliminating the Pipeline: Workshop V: Courts Igniting Change

When: Thursday, February 22, 2018 5:30-8:30 pm

Where: Tukwila Municipal Court 6200 Southcenter Blvd. Tukwila, WA 98188


The final workshop in the series connecting schools and educators with those who work in the courts and justice system to reflect, learn and take action – working to put an end to disproportionate discipline practices and provide better service to our children. This workshop will focus on how students become court-involved from schools, the role that courts play in the school-to-prison pipeline, and the ways that courts are disrupting the pipeline.

More info here.

Legal Foundation Goldmark LuncheonLogo for the Legal Foundation of Washington

When: February 23, 2018 11:30

Where: Westin Seattle

HONORING: Washington State Attorney General’s Office; Northwest Immigrant Rights Project President’s Award Winner Dick Manning; Keynote by Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft.

More info here.

Legal Voice: Cocktails for a CauseLegal Voice Logo

When: Thursday, March 8

6:00-8:00 pm

Where: Renaissance Seattle Hotel 515 Madison Street, Seattle, WA

Join us for a fun-filled evening of mixing, mingling, and championing women’s rights with out community. You’ll strengthen connections, meet new friends, and toast to 40 years of taking names and making change.

Register online here.

Trina Grillo Conference

When: March 16-17

Where: San Francisco School of Law

UW Law students: the upcoming Trina Grillo Social Justice Retreat is an unparalleled opportunity to recharge your social justice batteries at a day and a half long gathering with law students, faculty, staff and social justice advocates from the west coast.  This year’s event is March 16-17 at the University of San Francisco School of Law. More information about the Trino Grillo Retreat can be found here.  UW Law students can apply for up to $250 for documented travel reimbursement to attend this event. As funds are limited, we are only able to offer travel reimbursement to a limited number of students.  If you are interested, please send a note about why you would like to attend along with your resume to Ann Spangler at by Thursday, February 16, at 3 pm. Students selected for travel reimbursement will be notified on Friday, February