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After Marriage: Experts Discuss LGBT Civil Rights

The Supreme Court ruled on June 26, 2015, that marriage equality was the law of the land. On Sept. 10 at noon in Saxbe Auditorium a panel of experts will discuss Obergefell v. Hodges, with a focus on what comes […]

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Chamallas cited extensively in lead paint case

Judge Jack B. Weinstein of a New York federal court relied heavily on the research of Professor Martha Chamallas in deciding a recent case involving a young child who was injured by lead paint. The defendant argued damages should be reduced because the child is Hispanic.

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Events highlight the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Fifty years have passed since the Voting Rights Act of 1965 – a key piece of legislation that prohibits racial discrimination in voting – was signed into law. Yet, voting rights remains a hot topic today, as the hit film […]

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Rising 3L participates in Movement of Black Lives Convening in Cleveland

NPR interviewed rising 3L Ashley Braxton about her participation in the first Movement of Black Lives Convening conference, in Cleveland.

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Modern Family: Alumna finds her passion in helping Ohio’s LGBTQ youth

All Rise profiled alumna Siobhan Boyd-Nelson ’05, who works as Kaleidoscope Youth Center’s development and marketing associate, in its Spring 2015 edition.

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Voting Rights Act at 50

Fifty years have passed since the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law. To celebrate, Pam Karlan, deputy assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, will address its history, legacy, and future.

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Reconstructing Rosa Parks: On the Civil Rights Narratives We Receive and the Ones We Need

On Feb. 12, Jeanne Theoharis will give a talk based on her book The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, in which she overturns the canonized story of Parks as a one-time resister, reminding us of her life-long commitment to the black freedom struggles of the South and the North.

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Davies named Vice Provost

Professor Sharon Davies has been named Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer for the university. “In a nation of increasing diversity, higher education institutions play a critical role in preparing students to be culturally competent contributors to their future professions and workplaces, and civically engaged members of their communities,” she said.

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Events Planned for Second Human Trafficking Awareness Week

The second annual Human Trafficking Awareness Week will take place this month at The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law and School of Music Jan. 26 through Jan. 31. Each of the events scheduled throughout the week is designed to help bring awareness to this important issue.

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Civil rights event focuses on McCulloch

On Thursday, Jan. 22, at noon the 50th Anniversary Series: Celebrating the Legacy of the late Congressman William McCulloch ’25 will take place in Saxbe Auditorium. McCulloch played a critical role in the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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Cicero not surprised by immigration crisis

The immigrant crisis at country’s southern border didn’t simply appear overnight. It’s something those who have been carefully following the U.S.’s immigration problems have seen coming for years, says Chicago attorney Salvador Cicero ’98.

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Moritz hosts Ferguson discussion

A standing-room only discussion on recent events in Ferguson, MO featured Moritz professors Joshua Dressler, Amna Akbar, Ric Simmons, and Sharon Davies. They discussed the legal standard for self-defense, the history of race-related protests, the structure of grand juries, and unconscious bias in American society.

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