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Diversity Week Events Scheduled
Events set for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
April 14, 2006
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law will sponsor a panel discussion on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 entitled "Ohio's 'Defense of Marriage' Amendment: What Is the Amendment Defending Now?" The event is part of the college's annual Diversity Week activities.
Wednesday's program will take place at Noon in Drinko Hall's Room 348, 55 West 12th Avenue. The event is free and open to the public.
The program features panelist James P. Madigan, staff attorney, Lambda Legal, Chicago, who will discuss pending legal challenges to Issue 1, including Brinkman v. Miami University, in which the plaintiff challenges Miami University's provision of partner benefits for unmarried couples. Professor Marc Spindelman of the Moritz College of Law will analyze how the implementation of Issue 1 has impacted the prosecution and defense of domestic violence cases. Professor Donald Tobin, also of the Moritz College of Law, will examine the legal framework that governs the participation of tax-exempt organizations in campaigns such as Issue 1. Dean Nancy H. Rogers will serve as moderator.
Also part as part of diversity week, a workshop on "Language and Cultural Challenges Facing Court Systems" will be held at Noon, Tuesday, April 18 in Room 348. The workshop will expose participants to the language and cultural challenges facing court systems in Columbus and throughout the country. The panel will include Jose Luis Mas, vice-chair of the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Interpreter Services; Franklin County Municipal Court Judge Julia Dorrian, a member of the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Interpreter Services; Susan Bowles, Senior Marketing Account Manager at ASIST Translation Services, Inc.; and Amal Alo, court-appointed legal interpreter. Lunch will be provided.
"A Day Without A Mexican" will be shown at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 20 in Room 245.