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Diversity Week 2014:
Generation D

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Diversity Week (1994–2014)


Monday, February 24

Kick-off Celebration
Noon to 1 p.m., Castle Board Room

We will salute the visionary behind Diversity Week, the Honorable Cylenthia LaToye Miller, ’96, who collaborated with various student organizations in 1994 to promote the importance of diversity at the Law College.

Speaker:
Michael Lawrence, professor, MSU Law


Tuesday, February 25

Panel – U.S. Citizenship: An Illusory Concept?
Noon to 1 p.m., Castle Board Room

Moderator:
Jeanette Lugo, 2L, Diversity Consortium member, MSU Law

Speakers:
Tiffani Darden, professor, MSU Law
Matthew Fletcher, professor, MSU Law
Veronica Thronson, professor, MSU Law

Panel ­– Coming to America: Undocumented Youth, Immigration, and the U.S. Constitution
6:00 to 7:30 p.m., Castle Board Room

Moderator:
Adrienne Shergill, 2L, Asian Pacific American Law Student Association member, MSU Law

Speakers:
Lauren R. Aronson, teaching fellow, Immigration Law Clinic, MSU Law
Diego Bonesatti, Michigan United
LaShawn Erby, Michigan United
Frank Ravitch, professor, MSU Law


Wednesday, February 26

Panel ­– We are Family: LGBT Adoption in Michigan
Noon to 1 p.m., Room 473

Speakers:
Denise Brogan-Kator, senior legislative council, Family Equality Council
Jane A. Bassett, attorney, Bassett & Associates

Film – Fruitvale Station
7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Castle Board Room


Thursday, February 27

Slavery to Freedom: An American Odyssey
Noon to 1 p.m., Castle Board Room

Speaker:
John Seigenthaler, journalist and editor, assistant and advisor to Attorney Robert F. Kennedy, government liaison to Freedom Riders

Panel – A Circle of Courage: Reaching and Representing Youth
6 to 7 p.m., Castle Board Room

Moderator:
Kathryn Larlee, 3L, Spartan Youth Advocacy Society member, MSU Law

Speakers:
Angelia Naquayouma, 3L, Native American Law Student Association member, MSU Law
John Seita, professor, MSU School of Social Work
Lori Strom, coordinator, MSU Family Resource Center


Friday, February 28

Diversity Week Concludes

 

Visit Black Law Students Association (BLSA) members in the Law College lobby during Diversity Week to register for Detroit Partnership Day (March 29, 2014) and learn how you can serve your community through local, national, and international non-profit organizations.

Visit www.law.msu.edu/diversity for the most up-to-date event information.

Sponsors: Diversity Consortium, Multicultural Executive Council, Student Bar Association, Office of Graduate and International Programs, Office of Student Engagement, MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hosts: Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, Black Law Students Association, Capital Punishment Seminar Film Series, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, Spartan Youth Advocacy Society, Triangle Bar Association


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