Diversity Week 2017

Event:
Diversity Week 2017
Date:
Monday, March 27, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, March 30, 2017 (All day)
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Description:

This year marks the Seventh Anniversary of Diversity Week at UConn Law School! First organized in 2011, this campus-wide event showcases the Law School’s commitment to offering a safe and diverse environment. Diversity Week’s activities offer ALL members of the community a chance to celebrate the many differences that make each of us unique. Throughout the week, student organizations host a variety of events that encourage community members to take pause and appreciate how each member contributes to the Law School’s campus culture. These conversations and new perspectives are then encouraged to continue outside of the Law School forum. Since 2013, Shipman & Goodwin LLP has been the exclusive sponsor for Diversity Week at UConn Law School.

Schedule:
Monday, March 27
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
CommUnity Luncheon: A Conversation on Elitism in Legal Education
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Reading Room

The CommUnity Luncheon is the official kick-off event to Diversity Week 2017, with welcome remarks and a small panel discussion on elitism in legal education. Lunch will be served.

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Power of Our Narratives
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Reading Room

Law students, faculty and staff are invited to join the conversation as community members share their personal stories of life, loss and triumph. Members of the UConn Law community interested in sharing their narratives can email stephanie.o’loughlin@uconn.edu to sign up! Light supper and refreshments will be served. This event is open to the Law School community only.

Tuesday, March 28
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Implicit Bias and Ice Cream
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Thomas J. Meskill Library Foyer

Diversity Week is collaborating with the exhibit in the slate foyer of the library by providing ice cream for the community!  The exhibit, Open Your Mind: Understanding Implicit Bias, is a traveling exhibit created by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center that features panels and interactive activities designed to introduce visitors to the concept of and research about implicit bias. Ice cream will be served.

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
DREAMing in Today's America: The Real Impact of Immigration Reform
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Reading Room

The panelists are Lucas Codognolla of CT Students for a Dream, who will speak on the experience of being an undocumented student and DACA protection; Wildaliz Bermúdez of the Hartford City Council, who will discuss Hartford's status as a sanctuary city and what protections the city offers its residents and visitors; and Anna Cabot, professor in the UConn Law Asylum and Human Rights Clinic, who will give a brief overview of immigration laws and challenges under the Trump administration. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, March 29
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Breaking the Binary: Non-Binary Gender Identities & Sexualities
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Reading Room

This event highlights LGBTQ issues, focusing on non-binary identities such as bisexual, pansexual, gender queer, and gender non-conforming. Most people filling out a form, introducing themselves, or simply going to the bathroom, may not have to worry about repercussions for how they identify ourselves. But what happens when that’s not the case?  Join us and a panel of experts as we discuss the major social and legal battles being fought for those who do not conform to the gender binary. Light lunch will be served.

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
"I Can't Believe What You Say Because I See What You Do" – Screening of “James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket” and a conversation with the filmmaker.
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Reading Room

James Baldwin wrote: "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." This event is a screening of a documentary, "James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket". The screening will be followed by a discussion with the director and co-producer, joined by Professor Shawn Salvant from the Africana Studies Institute of UCONN Storrs. Dinner will be served.

Thursday, March 30
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Keynote Speaker: Doug Hood – Panna Krom Clemency
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Reading Room
Our keynote speaker, Doug Hood, is a Physician Associate and previously a Lecturer in the Department of Neurology at Yale School of Medicine. Hood tells a story of Panna Krom, a teenage daughter of Cambodians, survivors of the Khmer Rouge, who is charged with murder of her newborn and receives a lengthy prison sentence in Connecticut. The event will feature Doug Hood and Panna Krom as the cultural and psychological circumstances are investigated, other similar crimes are compared, all leading to an effort for clemency. Dinner will be served.
Location:

Reading Room

Reading Room
William F. Starr Hall
45 Elizabeth St.
Hartford, CT 06105-2290
Contact:
If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact the Law School at 860-570-5130 or via email at law.access@uconn.edu at least two weeks in advance.