'Informed and Engaged: Civil Rights, Social Justice and the 2008 Elections' topic of law school forum Oct. 22
"Informed and Engaged: Civil Rights, Social Justice and the 2008 Elections" is the title of the first in a series of civil rights forums at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.
The forum, designed to educate the community about current civil rights issues and their impact on the elections, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22. The event begins with registration in the Schulze Grand Atrium at the school, located at 11 th Street and Harmon Place in downtown Minneapolis.
The event is free and open to the public, but participants are asked to register at www.stthomas.edu/law/rsvp . For more information, call the university's Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services, (651) 962-4960. CLE credits have been applied for.
Forum panelists include the following scholars and attorneys: Barbara Arnwine, executive director of the Lawyers' Committee on Civil Rights Under the Law; Thomas Berg, law professor at St. Thomas; and Mahmoud El-Kati, a lecturer, historian and visiting faculty member at Macalester College. Nekima Levy-Pounds, a St. Thomas law professor, will serve as moderator. Among their topics: education, criminal justice, voting rights, health care and poverty.