Upcoming Events: SJT on Mass Migration, PSL Community Dinner, Cocktails for a Cause, and More!

Social Justice Tuesday: Mass Migration – Current Events Through a Historical Lens

When & Where: February 19, 2019, 12:30-1:20 in Room 127
Hosted by the Center for Human Rights & Justice

Join us as we peek behind the headlines and look at the root causes of mass migration. Professor Dongsheng Zang (Director, Graduate Program in Global Business Law) will lead a discussion on how topics such as foreign intervention, climate change, and trade drive migration. Professor Zang will answer questions following the presentation. Lunch from Guanaco’s Tacos Pupuseria will be provided! Please RSVP through SCS online.

Public Service Law Community Dinner: The Climate of Immigration & How Lawyers can Advance Immigrants’ Rights

immigrationWhen & Where: Wednesday, February 20, 5:30-7:00 pm in Gates Hall Room 138

Please join the Gates Public Service Law Program for a conversation and discussion about the current state of immigration law, hot topics in the field, and what can be done by lawyers and advocates to protect immigrants’ rights. We will be joined by Bruna Estrada Fortanelli from NWIRP and Melody Young from KIND.

Space is limited. RSVP via SCS online by Tuesday, February 19th.

Minority and Justice Commission Poverty Simulation – Volunteers Needed!

The Minority and Justice Commission will be facilitating a Poverty Simulation at the Superior Court Clerks’ Spring Conference on Monday, March 18th from 8:30 am – 11:30 am. The Poverty Simulation is meant to take participants through two weeks in the life of an individual living in poverty, which helps them build a better understanding and empathy for people who are experiencing poverty.

The Commission seeks multiple volunteers to play the roles of institutions, community services, and various other entities that make up our society. The conference will take place at the Enzian Inn in Leavenworth, WA, and the Commission is able to provide lunch and travel reimbursement to volunteers. To volunteer please email Chanel Rhymes at: Chanel.Rhymes@courts.wa.gov.

Legal Voice: Cocktails for A Cause

Legal Voice LogoWhen: Thursday, March 4, 2019, 5:30-7:30 pm
Where: Sheraton Grand Hotel, 1400 6th Ave.

What does the future look like to you? Exciting? Terrifying? Promising? Unsure? There’s a lot at stake, but how often do we really talk about the future we envision? Let’s get together, celebrate our victories, lament the uncertainty, and build a future we can believe in at Cocktails for a Cause! For tickets click here.

Youth Eastside Services (YES): Invest in Youth Breakfast

When: March 20, 2019, 7:30-8:45 am
Where: Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, WA

Join Youth Eastside Services for their annual breakfast benefit for youth, children, and families. You’ll have the chance to hear from keynote speaker Nic Sheff, whose heartbreaking struggle with substance use disorder is the story behind the recent major motion picture Beautiful Boy — a story many of our young clients can relate to. For tickets please visit here.