The Summer is Starting to Heat Up with Some Powerful Events!

THS-logo-color-black-boxJune 8: Town Hall Seattle Forum- Protecting Yourself & Your Privacy in the Digital Age: A Call to Action

INCLUDING: Vulnerable, marginalized populations, youth, seniors, people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ, workers, small business

PANEL: (Click names for bios)

  • A.G. Bob Ferguson: Keynote: Consumer Privacy Protection, resources, stories, actions
  • Sen. Pramila Jayapal: New police body camera guidelines, community issues, actions
  • Scilla Andreen: Backstory to “Screenagers” documentary, actions for youth, families
  • Dr. Hilarie Cash: Clues to online addiction, interventions, stories, residential treatment
  • Trish Millines Dziko: “Data Branding” implications for students of color
  • Drew Atkins: Call for university “Transparency Reports” on Law Enforcement requests                    and releases of student, faculty and staff data
  • Tarek Dawoud: Surveillance, Privacy erosion, Challenges for cloud software providers
  • Beryl Fernandes, Ph.D., Moderator, Community Stories: Youth Privacy Matters; Small                  Business Reputations & Open Data Quality Control; Worker Data Releases

REGISTER EARLY: Tickets $5.00 FREE for students and others unable to pay: https://townhallseattle.org/event/protecting-privacy-in-the-digital-age/

AGENDA

5-5.50pm Town Hall Lobby: Networking, Resource Fair, Video Clips

6-7.30pm Town Hall Great Hall: Interactive Forum

7.30-8pm Town Hall Café: Post-Forum “Screenagers” trailer and discussion. Special Guest from California, Producers Delaney Ruston & Scilla Andreen

TOWN HALL SEATTLE – 1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101Contact: Beryl Fernandes, Project Organizer, beryl@fernandesandassociates.com

June 11: An Evening with Edwin Lindo of the Frisco 5

Edwin Lindo picEdwin Lindo, a 2012 graduate of the University of Washington School of Law, engages directly with the people of the community to fight inequity and injustice in San Francisco. Most recently, Edwin, along with four other community activists, engaged in a very public 17 day hunger strike seeking to raise the level of national dialogue regarding the moral boundaries of the use of lethal force by law enforcement in communities of color. Join us as Edwin shares the powerful impact one can have working directly with the community on systemic change.

Date/Time: Saturday, June 11, 2016 Lecture: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Reception: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Location: The University of Washington Club, 4020 E Stevens Way Seattle, WA 98195

Parking: Padelford Lot Padelford lots (N16, N18, N20 and N21) and can be accessed from Pend Oreille Rd off Montlake Blvd NE.

RSVP: http://engage.washington.edu/site/Calendar?id=130596&view=Detail

Questions? Contact Brenda Williams brenda3@uw.edu 206.685.3917

June 23: Culturally Responsible Leadership: What Does it Mean to be Culturally Competent & a Responsible Leader in Today’s Legal Community?

Caprice HollinsWhen: Thursday June 23, 2016 from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM PDT

Where: Perkins Coie – Seattle WA, 1201 3rd Ave Ste 4800, Seattle, WA 98101

CLE: Application Pending

Contact:  PSALA,  253-265-3042,  psala@aminc.org

How can it be that we are still talking about the need to make lasting progress in diversity and to make the legal community more inclusive? Many law firms and most legal departments have engaged in diversity efforts for years now and, more recently, have embraced the idea that creating an inclusive culture is key to reaching success. While we can all be well-meaning, lasting change will not take place until we have leadership that is technically competent and, more importantly, culturally responsible. Caprice D. Hollins, Psy. D., co-founder of Cultures Connecting, an organization dedicated to addressing race relations in the 21st century, will lead and facilitate a challenging hands-on workshop addressing cultural competence.

To register please click here.

June 13: Poverty Simulation Exercise Open to Law Students!

povertysimulationSpace is Limited! RSVP ASAP

Join us for an eye-opening opportunity to deepen your understanding of the challenges faced by those living in poverty and find out about ways to help. During the exercise, participants role-play the lives of low-income families, from single parents trying to care for their children to seniors trying to maintain their self-sufficiency on Social Security. The task of each family is to provide food, shelter and other basic necessities on a limited budget while interacting with community resources such as the bank, grocery store, school, and legal aid. After the training is over, there will be a debriefing discussion. “The Poverty Simulation Kit” was created by Missouri Association for Community Action to promote poverty awareness, increase understanding and inspire local change. The “Kit” has been used by over 1,000 organizations worldwide, including schools, nonprofits, and governmental agencies. If you would like a preview of the event, this short video was made by a former participant: Please click HERE.

Facilitated by Tiela Chalmers, Esq., CEO, Alameda County Bar Association

Monday, June 13th 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm Fenwick & West 1191 Second Avenue 10th Floor Seattle, WA 98101 Refreshments provided at end of program.

Click here for directions.

Please RSVP by June 6, 2016.

Click here to add to your calendar. 2.0 hours of CLE Ethics Credit will be provided.

Equal Justice Works Offers Tips & Tricks on Educational Debt Relief & Fellowships!

Want to Stay on Top of Education Debt Relief News and Updates?

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Student debt relief options and procedures change rapidly. Sign up to receive Equal Justice Works’ important updates on student debt, new forms of relief, and upcoming events and webinars. Staying updated will help you take control of your future!

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2015 Equal Justice Works Fellowship Application Tips: Free Webinar

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The 2015 Equal Justice Works Fellowship application will be open from July 7, 2014 to September 17, 2014.  Please visit our website to learn more.

Please register for our free webinar to learn more about the Equal Justice Works Fellowship Program and get application tips from the experts on our Fellowships Team.

Webinar: Creating a Successful Application for an Equal Justice Works Fellowship

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
2:00 PM EDT

The Equal Justice Works Fellowship Program is very competitive, receiving hundreds of applications each year for approximately 60 fellowship slots. To be considered, you must be a qualified and passionate lawyer who has developed a new and innovative legal project that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance. We will cover how to prepare and complete a successful application. This presentation is intended for law students and recent graduates interested in pursuing a public interest legal career as well as law school professionals who advise students on fellowship and other public interest career opportunities.

This webinar will also be offered on June 18July 16, and August 13. Information about registering for these sessions will be available on our website soon.

If you have questions about Equal Justice Works Fellowships, please visit our website or contact us.

Call for Nominations for the Mario Savio Young Activist Awards, Deadline 7/1

Mario Savio Memorial Lecture Fund

The Board of Directors of the Mario Savio Memorial Lecture & Young Activist Award, housed at Tides Foundation, invites you to nominate a candidate for the annual Young Activist Award. The award this year carries a cash prize of $6000, divided equally between the prize-winner and his or her organization, and will be given to a young person (or persons) with a deep commitment to human rights and social justice and a proven ability to transform this commitment into effective action.  The nominees should have demonstrated leadership ability, creativity and integrity.

The nomination deadline is July 1, 2014.

For more information on nominating a young activist, click here.

 

 

CLS and ACLU Protect Detainees’ Free Speech Rights at the Northwest Detention Center

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By: Columbia Legal Services & American Civil Liberties Union of Washington

Today, the ACLU of Washington (ACLU) and Columbia Legal Services (CLS) voluntarily dismissed their lawsuit after successfully getting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release hunger striking detainees from solitary confinement at the Northwest Detention Center (NWDC) in Tacoma, Washington.  The ACLU and CLS had filed this lawsuit on April 2, 2014 to prohibit ICE from retaliating against detainees at the NWDC who engage in First Amendment protected activities by placing them in solitary confinement.

Problems first arose after several hundred immigration detainees at the NWDC went on hunger strikes on March 7, 2014 to express concerns with national immigration policies and to raise awareness about the conditions of their confinement.  Their grievances about conditions at the NWDC included poor food quantity and nutritional quality, $1.00 per day wages for work performed at the NWDC, and the lack of access to bond hearings.

Continue reading here.