In Support of Diversity:
A Panel Discussion About The Harvard Admissions Lawsuit

 

Join us for an informational panel that will discuss the current Harvard admissions lawsuit that went to trial on October 15th.  Seven Harvard affiliated organizations who understand the importance of this issue to the university have come together to co-sponsor this event.


Date: Sunday, December 2nd 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Location: Private home in Hancock Park; location disclosed upon RSVP

Cost: $15 per person

Register: Click here to register now!

Questions? Contact: Maiya Williams Verrone, maiyawv@aol.com


In November 2014, Edward Blum created an anti-affirmative action organization called Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) which then sued Harvard, seeking to prevent Harvard College and other colleges and universities from using race as a factor in admissions decisions. If the lawsuit succeeds, it would diminish students’ opportunities to live and learn in a diverse campus environment—denying them the kind of experiences that are central to Harvard’s educational mission and critical for success in our diverse society.


Seven Harvard affiliated organizations who understand the importance of this issue to the University have come together to co-sponsor this event.


Panelists will include:

  • Michaele N. Turnage Young (HLS ’06), Senior Counsel at the NAACP LDF, who represents 25 Harvard students and alumni organizations as amici curiae in the lawsuit.
  • Nicole Gon-Ochi, Supervising Attorney at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA representing Harvard students as amici curiae in the lawsuit.
  • Dr. David Moguel (HKS ’00)  CSUN professor of secondary education specializing in building college bound cultures among students of color.
  • Angela Sousa (HLS ’80), an attorney specializing in Business Litigation and Labor and Employment Litigation with an undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley.  Ms. Sousa interviewed semi-finalists for an Alumni Association scholarship program at Berkeley when “color-blind” criteria were utilized for scholarship applications.

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Hosted by:

Coalition for a Diverse Harvard

First Generation Harvard Alumni

Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance

Harvard Black Alumni Society

Harvard Latino Alumni Alliance

Harvard Law School Association of Los Angeles

Harvardwood

 

RSVP HERE.

Note: The HLSA-LA seeks to promote a variety of events that we think the community will find interesting and informative.  The views expressed at our events are solely those of the speaker or speakers personally and should not be taken as reflecting the views of the HLSA of LA, Harvard Law School, or Harvard University.

When:

Sunday, 12/2/18 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm | iCal

Where:

Private Home in Hancock Park (Location Disclosed on RSVP)

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