Support BLSA's Night of Inspiration

I am more than my___: Intersectionality & Law

The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) articulates and promotes the professional needs and goals of black law students. Our mission is to serve as a social support system as well as a political machine that seeks to continue dialog on issues revolving around race and the law and to prevent and fight racism and discriminatory practices in all sectors of society.

Each year, BLSA hosts a Night of Inspiration to help facilitate dialog among students, faculty, and the community about issues plaguing the African American community. Previous themes included a panel on the School to Prison Pipeline, a theatrical play presenting great moments inAfrican American History, and a look at the trials, tribulations and successes achieved by UConn Law's Black graduates throughout the years.

This year, BLSA will be looking at the intersection of race, gender, and power in a conversation titled: "I am more than my____: Intersectionality & Law." This concept describes the ways in which oppressive institutions are interconnected and cannot be examined separately. For this dialogue, BLSA plans to bring to campus people from all walks of life who face vulnerabilities that reflect the intersections of racism, sexism, class oppression, trans-phobia, able-ism and more. The event will take place on February 18, 2016 at 6:30pm at UConn School of Law.

Funds raised for this event will cover the cost of the travel for the speakers, food, and event rentals. Money raised above what we need for this event will go to support BLSA's general programming, which include a summer survival workshop to prepare 1Ls for their first legal summer, an outlining workshop, and community service fundraisers.


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