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Black History Month events recognize legal profession’s civil rights leadership


Recognizing the role of the legal profession in the civil rights movement, the law school will host a series of events celebrating Black History Month under the banner Civil Rights Then and Now: The Evolving Struggle for Equity.

“We believe it’s important to take stock of and acknowledge the progress we’ve made—there is a black president for example—but also to recognize we have a long way to go,” said Dwayne Wright, J.D., ME ’15 and president of the Black Law Students Association which is organizing the events. All events are open to the public and free to attend.

NAACP General Counsel Kim Kennan - "Civil Rights Then and Now: The Evolution of Legal Strategies for Achieving Civil Rights for All" 
Wednesday, February, 12, 5 to 7 p.m.
Greg Sutliff Auditorium, Lewis Katz Building, University Park and Legislative Hearing Room, Lewis Katz Hall, Carlisle

From Brown to Obama: A Black History Month Discussion with Charles Dumas
Wednesday, February, 19, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
The Apfelbaum Family Courtroom, Lewis Katz Building, University Park & Room 116, Lewis Katz Hall, Carlisle

"The State Of Race and Ethnicity in the Law" – a roundtable discussion with Penn State Law faculty
Wednesday, February, 26, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Room 012 Lewis Katz Building, University Park; Room 112 Lewis Katz Hall, Carlisle 

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