January 16 is the Last Day to Get Your Discounted PILA Auction Tickets!

January 20: Social Justice Tuesday- Working for Workers: A Career in Labor and Employment Law

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Hosted by: Students for Labor and Employment Justice

The panel will offer insight into the various areas of Employment Law practice. Representing private plaintiff practice, federal agency, state agency and union practice, our diverse panel will discuss the many ways for attorneys to advocate on behalf of workers.

Panelists:

  • Marc Cote – Partner at Terrell Marshall Daudt & Willie, PLLC
  • Abigail Daquiz – Trial Attorney at the U.S. Department of Labor
  • Katy Dixon – Assist. Attorney General at the Washington Attorney General’s Office
  • Dmitri Iglitzen – Partner at Schwerin Campbell Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt, LLP

January 21: Law and Leadership: The New Generation of Women General Counsel

Women LeadTime:    5:00 – 7:00 pm (reception 5-5:30pm; panel  presentation to follow)

Where: Law Offices of Stoel Rives, 600 University St., Suite 3600, Seattle 98101

Co-sponsored by UW Women’s Law Caucus and CPLD

Panel members:

Melanie Curtice (Moderator), partner at Stoel Rives LLP, Seattle office.

Deirdre Runnette, General Counsel to Zulily

Denali Kemppel, General Counsel to Arctic Slope Regional Corp., Anchorage, Alaska

Lorena González, General Counsel to Seattle Mayor Ed Murray

Open to all students! Please RSVP in Symplicity.

January 21: UW Law Grad Sahar Fathi Speaking at Leadership Firesides: Storytelling and conversation with inspiring leaders

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Sahar Fathi
Policy Changer & Immigrant/Refugee Rights Activist

Sahar Fathi is an international lawyer turned policy analyst who is a powerhouse of social change on a mission to shakeup how city policy is made.  Fathi currently serves as a policy analyst for the Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs and was formerly a legislative aide to Councilmember Mike O’Brien on the Seattle City Council and a legal clerk for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

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The Husky Leadership Initiative and Starbucks present:

The popular Leadership Fireside series is an ongoing opportunity for students to engage in meaningful dialogue with a diverse range of civic, educational, corporate and campus leaders in an informal setting. These leaders will share their personal journeys and perspectives on leadership and become momentary mentors for students attending the event. The diversity of guest speakers means that each Fireside will be unique. Students who want to reflect and engage in a dialogue about leadership and further develop the skills and knowledge to be effective leaders on and off campus will want to be sure to attend. 

The winter 2015 Leadership Firesides feature diverse perspectives from an immigrant/refugee rights activist, sexual violence warrior, lieutenant general, poet, geologist, computer scientist and theologian. The setting is intimate and informal and space is limited for each program. Registration is strongly encouraged so you don’t miss out! Register for winter quarter Firesides here. You may enter the registration system as many times as necessary.

January 22: What You Need to Know About Loan Forgiveness- Free Education Debt Relief Webinar led by Equal Justice Works

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3:00 pm4:10 pm EST

A must attend for anyone with student debt, this free webinar explains how to reduce your monthly student loan payments and qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

Register now here.

For further information on borrowing, repaying and earning forgiveness on student loans, download our free e-book, “Take Control of Your Future.”

 

February 20: Get Your Discounted PILA Auction Tickets Here! Deadline is Jan 16 for Discounted Tickets!

PILA 20th Auction Benefit

To celebrate 20 years of funding public interest, we’re

ROLLING OUT THE RED CARPET

Join us for a night of Old Hollywood Glamour!

Formal attire encouraged.

Friday, February 20, 2015 at 5:30pm.

In the Husky Union Building (HUB)

Reduced PILA auction ticket pricing has been extended to this Friday!

$105 per person ($130 after )

Discount extended through 1/16!

$70 for reduced admission* ($80 after Jan. 16) $790 per table of 8 ($940 after Jan. 16) $540 for reduced price table of 8* ($640 after Jan. 16)

*Available to students, nonprofit employees, government employees, and those otherwise unable to afford a regularly priced ticket. Students may buy 1 additional ticket.

RSVP by FEBRUARY 11TH, 2015 online at pila.ejoinme.org/tickets QUESTIONS? PILA@UW.EDU

 

Need A Good Laugh? Join SCLC For Its Annual Comedy Fundraiser!

October 18-30: Social Justice Film Festival

Preempting Dissent

UW Ethnic Cultural Theater
3931 Brooklyn Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98195

October 20: Civil Liberties Post 9/11 – Criminalizing Activism

Join us for a night of film and discussion to explore how post-9/11 protest policing and laws challenge the civil liberties of activists and citizens. Watch the movie Preempting Dissent, followed by a discussion with journalist Will Potter. Potter focuses on animal rights and environmental movements and will speak about the shocking movement to criminalize non-violent protest.

Schedule:
7:30 pm – Screening of Preempting Dissent
8:30 pm – A Conversation with Will Potter

Cost:
Suggested Donation of $5

Click here to buy tickets.  Click here for more information.

October 18: Film Screening of Documented with Jose Antonio Vargas

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Doors at 5:30
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014
Wing Luke Museum, 719 S King Street, Seattle
RSVP is required: click here.

Please join us for a screening of the film: “Documented”, by Filipino undocumented American filmmaker and activist Jose Antonio Vargas.

This is an excellent film and we’re thrilled that Jose will be joining us in-person for Q&A panel, joined by Jill Mangaliman of Gabriela Seattle.

The event is free and open to the public, hosted by the Filipino American community as a part of the Carlos Bulosan Centennial Celebration.

October 20: Global Mondays Lecture – “Think Global, Act Local – Supporting Immigrant & Refugee Communities in Seattle”

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Sahar Fathi, Policy Analyst, City of Seattle Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs
Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
12:30-1:20
William H. Gates Hall, RM 117
*Lunch served*

The City of Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs promotes a citywide culture that understands and values the contributions of immigrant and refugee communities. It partners with the Seattle Immigrant and Refugee Commission, other City departments, community organizations and members of the private sector to improve services for the Immigrant and Refugee communities and to ensure a consistent implementation of principles of social justice issues. Under Sahar’s lead, OIRA just launched the Refugee Women’s Institute, an innovative program designed to build understanding and trust between refugee communities in Seattle and the Seattle Police Department (SPD). The institute, the first of its kind in the nation, aims to build a grassroots network of refugee women leaders while increasing the cultural competency of the female officers who participate.

Sahar Fathi (JD ’08) is a policy analyst for the Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs. She has served as a legislative aide to Councilmember Mike O’Brien on the Seattle City Council and as a legal clerk for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Sahar earned a JD and a Masters in International Studies from the University of Washington, and graduated cum laude from USC with a dual BA in French and International Relations. She attended the Sorbonne Université in Paris, France on exchange, and received a diploma in International and European Law from the Université Jean-Moulin in Lyon, France.

Hosted by UW Law Global Affairs, Gates Public Service Law and the Immigrant Families Advocacy Project (IFAP)

October 30: U-Visa Certification Program at the US Department of Labor

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U-VISA CERTIFICATION PROGRAM at the U.S. Department of Labor

INFO SESSION // Meet and Greet
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
300 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
11th Floor, Room 1125

Jennifer Tse, the Western Region U-Visa Coordinator for the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor will be here to share information about the U-Visa and the Department’s certification process and protocols.

Jennifer Tse is the U Visa Coordinator for the Western Region in the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor.  Her region covers eight states and three U.S. territories, including Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands.  In her position as the U Visa Coordinator, she works with exploited workers and makes recommendations whether to certify immigrant victims of labor crimes for immigration relief.  Of the labor crimes, she works especially with victims of trafficking crimes.  Prior to her position with the Department of Labor, Jennifer was an attorney at the Immigrant Justice Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center in Atlanta.  She worked both as an immigration attorney and in litigation primarily involving class-action labor trafficking, workers’ rights, and civil rights cases. She has provided technical legal support and trainings related to immigration relief on behalf of victims of human trafficking, including U and T visas, to federal government officials, national civil rights organizations, advocates, and private firm attorneys.  She is also a member of the White House Initiative on Asians and Pacific Islanders’ Regional Interagency Working Group for Region IX.  A California native, Jennifer received her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law and her B.A. from UCLA.

November 5: 4th Annual LOL for SCLC Comedy Fundraiser!

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Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014
6:30-8:30 PM
Parlor Live! Comedy Club in Downtown Seattle

The Seattle Community Law Center provides accessible legal advocacy to people living with physical and mental disabilities so that they may obtain the resources necessary to overcome barriers to financial and medical stability. Simply put, SCLC helps break the cycle of homelessness. Seattle has the highest population of people in Washington living with disabilities that need help with legal problems.  If we want a strong safety net to ensure all people can achieve economic and medical stability, we all have to do our part.

Join us in celebrating and supporting the great work of the Seattle Community Law Center and share a few good laughs at our upcoming 4thAnnual Comedy Fundraiser LOL for SCLC comedy event on Wednesday, November 5th! The show starts at 6:30 and will end around 8:30.  It will be held at Parlor Live! Comedy Club in Downtown Seattle.  Pat Cashman [Almost Live!] and his son Chris Cashman [the 206] will be hosting this event.

Attendance at the event is free this year, and the suggested donation is $100 but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Please see the RSVP here and join us for a few laughs, raffle items, great company, and of course to support a good cause. Bring your friends-You can RSVP for them too!

June 12-14: Save the Date for the Access to Justice Conference in Wenatchee, WA

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The Access to Justice Board and our Conference Co-Chairs, Hon. Ann Schindler and Colleen Kinerk, are pleased to announce that the Washington State Access to Justice Conference is back by popular demand!  Please mark your calendars for three days of community, skills and leadership development in sunny Wenatchee and look for registration materials in early April.

If you would like to be involved in the conference planning or have questions or comments, please contact Terra Nevitt, Access to Justice Board Manager at terran@wsba.org.