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Black Law Students Association to Host Black History Month Symposium

February 3, 2010

Black Law Students Association to Host Black History Month Symposium
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Feb. 2, 2010
CONTACT: John Cramer, Associate Director of Media Relations
802-831-1106, jcramer@vermontlaw.edu
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SOUTH ROYALTON, VT -- Vermont Law School's Black Law Students Association (BLSA) will recognize Black History Month with a symposium on the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, at the Chase Community Center. The event is free and open to the public.
The symposium, titled "Has the Dream Been Realized?" will explore King's quest for equal rights and justice, whether his dream still exists and whether America will ever achieve his goals.
The guest speaker will be Mishonda Baldwin, assistant state attorney for Anne Arundel County, Md., and a decorated Desert Storm veteran.
"This program will provide awareness of the contributions African-Americans have made to the legal community and the community as a whole and who have worked hard for equality," said Sean Williams, BLSA president. "It will highlight the continuous achievements of African-Americans in spite of adversity, including our nation's current economic crisis."
More information is available from Sean Williams at swilliams@vermontlaw.edu.
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