Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, Jun. 10, 2010
Image for Darfur

MBA co-sponsored event

Rwanda, Darfur and Youth Violence in Boston

The genocides in Rwanda and Darfur, and their implications for youth violence in Boston will be explored in a program presented by the United States District Court and on Tuesday, June 15, at the Moakley Courthouse. The Massachusetts Bar Association is proud to co-sponsor this program which is prompted by Michal Ronan Safdie's photographic exhibit, "Rwanda: Then, Darfur: Now," which is on display at the Courthouse. Chief Judge Mark L. Wolf has written that the "photographs portray the results of human savagery in countries characterized by a culture of impunity rather than by the rule of law."

Panelists will include Pastor Gloria White-Hammond, the founder of My Sister's Keeper, which works to improve the plight of women who have survived the genocide in Darfur and are now refugees, Reverend Jeffrey Brown, the Director of the Boston TenPoint Coalition, which does similar work on behalf of the City's Black and Latino youth, and Wolf.

Many community and other groups will be available before and after the formal program to discuss their work and to explain opportunities to participate in it.

Members of the community and the bar are warmly invited to attend. R.S.V.Ps are preferred, but not required.

Click here to R.S.V.P.

Event partners include:

  • Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts
  • Barnstable County Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights/Boston Medical Center
  • The Boston Foundation
  • Boston Streetworker Program
  • Boston Ten Point Coalition
  • Boston Police Department
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
  • Discovering Justice
  • Federal Bar Association
  • International Institute of Boston, Lowell and New Hampshire
  • Irish Immigration Center
  • Legal Section of the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting
  • Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association
  • Massachusetts Coalition to Save Darfur
  • Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association
  • Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
  • Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association
  • Middlesex County District Attorney's Office
  • My Sister's Keeper
  • Office of the Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Paraclete Foundation
  • Political Asylum Immigration Refugee Project
  • Roca, Inc.
  • South Asian Bar Association
  • Suffolk County District Attorney's Office
  • Suffolk County Sheriff's Department/Boston Reentry Initiative
  • United States Attorney's Office
  • Victim Rights Law Center
  • Women's Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Foundation
  • Youth Options Boston
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