BLSA Black History Month Event: From King to Obama

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WCL BLSA 2010 Black History Month Event: From King to Obama – How far have we come? Where are we headed? Presented by the Black Law Students Association. February 3, 2010, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, 6th floor Student Lounge. (continued)


The historic election of the nation’s first African?American president shifted the tides of race relations on a global scale. The significant impact of Obama’s presidency can never be trivialized no matter what personal opinions or biases one may hold. As we approach the one-year mark of Obama’s presidency, time must be taken to reflect on the continuing journey during Black History Month, toward true civil equality and justice for all. It is important that we take this opportunity to reflect on our past and critically analyze our present status, so that we may better prepare ourselves for the future.


The evening will feature speakers Linda Bernard, Esq., Managing Partner, Linda D. Bernard & Associates;  Edward A. Hailes, Jr., General Counsel & Managing Director of the Advancement Project; Professor Keith Leonard, Department Chair of Literature at American University; and Sarah Tomkins, an Associate at the Law Office of Donna L. Wulkan, a Special Education law firm. The evening will include a reception and an opportunity to mingle and network with leaders in the legal community.