Night of Distinction: Exploring the Correlation Between the Civil Rights Movement and Black Lives Matter

Hosted by the University of St. Thomas Black Law Student Association.

Date & Time:

Thursday, April 14, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Admission:

Free—plated dinner will be served

Location:

University of St. Thomas School of Law
Schulze Grand Atrium

The University of St. Thomas Black Law Student Association (BLSA) will hold its annual Night of Distinction on Thursday, April 14, from 6-8 p.m. in the Schulze Grand Atrium at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in downtown Minneapolis.

The annual Night of Distinction will host law students, law faculty and professionals from the surrounding community. The theme for this year’s event is, "Exploring the Correlation Between the Civil Rights Movement and Black Lives Matter," featuring Jason Sole as keynote speaker. Sole is fully immersed in the current Black Lives Matter Movement and learned many valuable lessons from leaders in the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements. He is a criminal justice educator at Hamline University and Metro State University, and serves as Criminal Justice Reform chair of the Minneapolis NAACP.

In addition to Sole's talk, the Night of Distinction will feature spoken word and live musical entertainment. The event also will highlight some of the 2015-16 BLSA's events and achievements, and will include the announcement of the group's 2016-17 executive board.

There is no cost for the event. Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 6, 2016. A plated dinner will be served.

All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.