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Thursday, January 24 2013

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4:00 pm
Date
Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:00pm
Location
Room 285
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Join us in welcoming the founder and director of CUNY Law’s Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality as she delivers our MLK Celebration Week Keynote Address.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2013
4:00 p.m. – Reception to follow
Room 285

Keynote Address by Professor Jorge Elorza
Professor of Law
Roger Williams University School of Law

Location
Room 285
Body

Join us in welcoming the founder and director of CUNY Law’s Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality as she delivers our MLK Celebration Week Keynote Address.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2013
4:00 p.m. – Reception to follow
Room 285

Keynote Address by Professor Jorge Elorza
Professor of Law
Roger Williams University School of Law

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RWU Law's 8th Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Movie: "A Class Apart"

Friday, January 25, 2013
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  |  Room 283

From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case.  Learn more about this little-known story of the Mexican American lawyers who took Hernandez v. Texas to the Supreme Court, challenging Jim Crow-style discrimination.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Room 283

Open only to RWU and RWU Law students, faculty and staff.

A CLASS APART
Movie and Discussion

Join us for this lunchtime event, co-sponsored by the Latino Law Students Association, the Multi-Cultural Law Students Association, the Asian Pacific Law Students Association, the Black Law Students Association and the Association for Public Interest Law, which will feature a screening of the film “A Class Apart.”  Lunch will be provided and a discussion, facilitated by Assistant Dean Raquel Ortiz, will follow the movie.


This film brings to life the heroic post-World War II struggles of Mexican Americans against the Jim Crow-style discrimination targeted against them.  It highlights the landmark 1954 civil rights case Hernandez v. Texas in which a group of Latino lawyers sought to ensure that Mexican Americans were recognized by the 14th Amendment by bringing their case to the United States Supreme Court – and winning.        

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