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Minority Voices to Speak at Vermont Law School

February 3, 2011

SOUTH ROYALTON, VT -- Vermont Law School will host "A Tribute to Black History: Minority Voices" at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 4 in the Chase Community Center.

Panel participants will discuss their experiences as minorities in their fields as well as the following topics:

  • VLS Professor Mark Latham: The impending crisis for minorities in education and healthcare.
  • Dartmouth Professor and former VLS Professor Bruce Duthu: The Tribal Law & Order Act serving as a response to evidence that Native American women are at significantly higher risk to being sexually assaulted than other women in the United States.
  • VLS Professor Michele Martinez Campbell: Her experience of being a minority in the legal profession (former federal prosecutor) and the publishing industry (award-winning crime novelist).
  • Mikael Moore: His experience as a young minority chief of staff in Congress.
  • Keynote speaker at 6 p.m. will be Deborah Brown, special assistant, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Civil Rights and Urban Affairs.

The symposium is hosted by the VLS chapter of Black Law Students Association.

CONTACT: John Cramer, Associate Director of Media Relations
Office:  802-831-1106  , cell:  540-798-7099  , jcramer@vermontlaw.edu

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