Law School Continues Diversity Month Activities Through April 1

The Law School will continue its Diversity Month celebration during March with a series of educational events and guest speakers. "Building Coalitions" is the theme of this year's Diversity Month, which formally began during the last week of February, and each week will feature a specific topic to which the events are geared.

This week's topic is "Race Coalitions," which included panel discussions on transracial adoptions and the future of affirmative action, and will continue with a showing of the film "My Beautiful Laundrette" at 6:30 p.m. today in Barry Pavilion on Newton Campus. On Friday, a group of panelists will discuss "Race Coalitions - Building for the Future" at 2:30 p.m. in Barat House. Those scheduled to appear are Asst. Prof. Anthony Farley (Law), who will serve as moderator, US Rep. Patsy Mink (D-Hawaii), Howard University Law School faculty member Frank Wu and DePaul University Law School faculty member Sumi Cho.

Next week will examine "Coalitions Among Women," with a roundtable discussion on Monday, March 18 titled "Finding Solutions to the Child-Care Challenge" at 5 p.m. in Barat House. Speakers will include Harvard Law School faculty member Lucie White. On March 19 Law School faculty Assoc. Prof. Ingrid Hillinger, Assoc. Prof. Judith McMorrow, Associate Dean Catharine Wells and Asst. Prof. Pamela Smith will lead a discussion titled "Responsibilities of Professional Women," from noon-1 Stuart B321.

A debate, "Abortion as a Legal Issue," is scheduled for March 20, with time, location and speakers yet to be determined. On March 21, a range of legal and social issues will be explored in a discussion titled "Diverse Views On Diversity," at noon in Stuart 409. That same day, at 6:30 p.m. in Barry Pavilion, there will be a screening of the film "Go Fish."

The following week's topic will be "Coalitions on Environmental Issues," beginning March 26 with a talk by Prof. Zygmunt Plater (Law), and other speakers to be announced, titled "Environmental Justice in America," from noon-1 p.m. in Stuart B321. On March 28, a panel of representatives from community and environmental action organizations will discuss "The Different Faces of Environmental Justice" at 2 p.m. in Stuart 411. The film "Mi Familia" will be shown at 6:30 p.m. that day in Barry Pavilion.

Diversity Month will conclude on April 1 with a discussion titled "How To Be A Coalitional Lawyer," with Law School faculty members Assoc. Prof. Alfred Yen and Adj. Asst. Prof. Leslie Espinoza as moderators. It will be held at 3 p.m. in Stuart 408.

The celebration will also feature receptions offering food and drinks. For additional information, call ext. 0930.


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