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.
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.
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’firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up! Light supper and refreshments will be served. This event is open to the Law School community only.
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.
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.
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.
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.