Contact Information

Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Multicultural Affairs and Professional Development

Marsha Ross-Jackson, Esq., Lecturer and Assistant Dean
565 W. Adams St., Room 807
Chicago, IL 60661
mrossjac@kentlaw.iit.edu
P: (312) 906-5346
F: (312) 906-5280

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Diversity Week 2014 Events

Monday, March 3

9:30 am
Front Lobby

Kickoff of Chicago-Kent's Project Smile and Greenhouse Shelter Diversity Outreach Project with coffee and doughnuts, hosted by the Staff Committee.

10:00 am, 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm
Auditorium

Diversity Week Documentary: "A Class Divided"

2:30 – 3:30 pm
Concourse Level

SBA: Coffee Break — Learn more about Project Smile and the Greenhouse Shelter Outreach Project.


Tuesday, March 4

5:00 – 6:30 pm
Room 660
(Please note updated room number.)

BLSA: Panel discussing "Minority Success in the Modern Legal Workforce," with emphasis on implicit bias

6:30 – 8:00 pm
10th Floor Event Room

Women in Law & Immigration Society: "Self-Defense and the Significance of the Violence Against Women Act to Women and Immigrants." This will be a self-defense workshop in conjunction with a presentation on the Violence Against Women Act.
>>  RSVP online.


Wednesday, March 5

11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Front Lobby

Inter-Diversity Mixer & Food Fair

3:00 – 4:00 pm
Room 370

Lambdas & Career Services Office: Diversity Job Fairs: The 411 — Learn about the many diversity job fairs available to Chicago-Kent students; hear from an employer about application, resume and interview tips; and listen to students who have participated in diversity job fairs. The panel features Chicago-Kent alumnus Michael A. Wilder, hiring manager at Littler Mendelson P.C., and students who have attended diversity job fairs. We will have food, courtesy of the Chicago-Kent Lambdas. RSVP to kentcso@kentlaw.iit.edu by March 3.

6:00 – 9:00 pm
Room 370

SALSA: "Veer Zaara" — Bollywood Movie Night with Indian Food


Thursday, March 6

2:30 – 3:30 pm
Room 570

APALSA: Musubi Presentation — Learn how to make Spam Musubi, a traditional Hawaiian dish that has its roots in the Japanese origin

7:00 pm – Reception
8:00 pm – Ceremony

10th Floor Event Room

HLLSA: "Judge's Night" — Recognizing the Honorable Raul Vega for his contributions to the Latino community. Food and drinks will be served. Attire: Business Casual.


Friday, March 7

4:00 – 7:00 pm
Concourse Level

Chicago-Kent Diversity Reception for students, faculty, staff and alumni.
>> RSVP online.


Saturday, March 8

Kick-off of Chicago-Kent’s "So You Think You Want to Be A Lawyer" Project, a three-part series for high school students, targeted toward those students from racial and ethnic groups that are underrepresented in the legal profession. The project is partnership between LSAC's DiscoverLaw Outreach Program and Chicago-Kent's Office of Admissions and Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Multicultural Affairs and Professional Development.

Dates: March 8, March 29 and April 12. For more information visit: www.kentlaw.iit.edu/diversity/discoverlaw