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'The 1619 Project' Law School Initiative Event Series Kicks Off

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February 26, 2021 | 12:30 PM EST TO 1:30 PM EST
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Artwork by Adam Pendleton in The 1619 Project, page 15. 2019.
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The Pulitzer Center is proud to be the education partner for The 1619 Project, which is inaugurated...

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Please join the Pulitzer Center, Howard University School of Law and the University of Miami School of Law on Friday, February 26, at 12:30 pm EST for the first in a series of sessions as part of The 1619 Project Law School Initiative.  

This virtual conversation will examine legal education in the context of The 1619 Project. The session will feature remarks from attorney Rodney Slater, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Chair of Board of Squire Patton Boggs Foundation and Senior Partner, Squire Patton Boggs Board of Directors of the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation. Slater will be joined by law students and faculty from two of the Foundation's Deans' Circle law schools who collaborated to create curricular resources to introduce The 1619 Project and spark frank conversations about the legacy of slavery in legal education. 

During the event, Ariana Aboulafia and Maddie Seales from the University of Miami School of Law and Asena Tui’one and Mike Walker from Howard University School of Law will discuss their experiences working on the module resources. Also participating will be Marni Lennon, University of Miami School of Law assistant dean for Public Interest & Pro Bono, director of the HOPE Public Interest Resource Center, and lecturer of law, and Carmia Caesar, Howard University director of Experiential Learning and assistant dean of Career Services.

To learn more, please visit The 1619 Project Law School Initiative curricular resources.

The 1619 Project Law School Initiative is a partnership of the Pulitzer Center, Howard University School of Law, and University of Miami School of Law. The initiative is also part of the Racial Justice initiative by the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation and its Deans’ Circle.

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