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Diversity Week 2017 kicks off Jan. 30 with series of inspiring events, speakers

January 27, 2017 | Events

Diversity Week 2017, presented by the Student Bar Association (SBA), kicks off on Monday, Jan. 30, with a variety of engaging events, panels, and speakers. It offers the Moritz community an opportunity to celebrate its differences, while recognizing the struggles some might face based on those differences. All events will take place over the lunch hour in Drinko Hall. Continue reading for the week’s full schedule of events.

Diversity Roundtable Discussion
Monday, Jan. 30
12:10 – 1:15 p.m.
Room 250
SBA and the Moot Court Governing Board invite you to attend a roundtable discussion on the stories of discrimination submitted by students, faculty, and staff in the Moritz community. The event will be co-facilitated by Professor Amna Akbar, 3L Shali Goyal, and 2L Abby Chin. Lunch will be provided.

Women in Business Law Series with Ohio Department of Commerce Director Jaqueline T. Williams
Tuesday, Jan. 31
12: 10 – 1:15 p.m.
Saxbe Auditorium
The Women in Business Law Series welcomes Jacqueline T. Williams, director of the Ohio Department of Commerce. She will discuss her role in leading the state’s chief regulatory agency, and talk about the importance of diversity in leadership for businesses and for government and regulatory agencies. This event is co-sponsored by Law, Finance and Governance; SBA; and the Women’s Legal Society. Lunch will be provided. Click here to register.

Disability and the Legal Profession Panel
Wednesday, Feb. 1
12:10 – 1:15 p.m.
Saxbe Auditorium
Come listen to a panel of professionals and students discuss visible and invisible disabilities and the legal profession. This event is co-sponsored by SBA and the Moot Court Governing Board. Lunch will be provided.

Love Will Win: The LGBTQ Refugee Experience
Thursday, Feb. 2
12:10 – 1:15 p.m.
Saxbe Auditorium
SBA and the Immigration Law Society invite you to come hear the story of two gay Ugandan refugees and their remarkable journey to Columbus in the hopes of finding safety, compassion and acceptance. Lunch will be provided.