Desegregating the Twin Cities: Equity to Empowerment
The 2018 Multicultural Bar Reception hosted by the University of St. Thomas Black Law Students Association
Date & Time:
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
University of St. Thomas School of Law
Schulze Grand Atrium
The Multicultural Bar Reception is an opportunity to discuss pertinent current issues in today’s society that aﬀect the communities we live in. This year’s theme is Desegregating the Twin Cities: Equity to Empowerment. The University of St. Thomas School of Law Black Law Students Association hosts this open and candid conversation to address the historical aspect of neighborhood segregation will explore solutions to this issue.
Honored keynote speaker Nekima Levy Armstrong is a renowned civil rights attorney, ordained reverend, former law professor, freedom fighter, legal scholar, blogger, and national expert on issues at the intersections of race, public policy, economic justice, public education, juvenile justice, and the criminal justice system. She is the author of several articles and essays focused on racial justice, poverty, incarceration, and the War on Drugs. Her work has been featured in The Associated Press, The Crisis Magazine, Huffington Post, and the Star Tribune, to name a few. She has appeared on national news outlets such as CNN, PBS, Al Jazeera America, News One, Democracy Now, and HuffPost Live.
She will speak to the issue of segregation in the Twin Cities by engaging a highly qualified panel who will explore solutions by discussing different programs that support equity and empowerment in these communities.
The program is free and open to the public. Pending approval for a continuing legal education (CLE) credit. Dinner is complimentary for those who register online in advance.
Metered parking is available around the law school, as well as a parking ramp 11th Street and Harmon Place.