Cultural Initiatives

Cultural Initiatives and Outreach

Cultural Diversity Month

Since the spring of 2006, the Office of Diversity Initiatives has been providing law students and the community with a wide range of cultural programs that address many different forms of diversity. Our programs raise awareness of issues that affect the community including equality, gay people, immigration, and violence against females.  Focus on equality and interaction between those of a different ethnicity energizes the Office of Diversity Initiatives.

Events hosted by the Office of Diversity Initiatives

  • Bar Tips Alumni Panel Discussion – since 2011
  • Black History Celebration partnered with Latino/a Law Student Association – Black in Latin America Documentary series – February 2014
  • Black Tie Affair partnered with Black Law Students Association – since 2007
  • Carolina Youth Development – Civil Rights Project – Summer 2014
  • Constitutional Debate “Voter’s ID” partnered with Black Law Students Association – 2011
  • Department of State Latin American Delegation – 2009
  • Freedom of Religion Panel Discussion – 2010
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Lunch & Learn Series partnered with Latino/a Law Students Association and Circulo Hispanoamericano de Charleston- 2012, 2013
  • “Living as a Transgender Attorney” with Lisa Gilinger – 2012
  • “My Gay Child” Panel Discussion with Ms. Kennedy, Ms. Shalosky, and Armand Derfner, Attorney at Law April 2014
  • Professor Jack Greenberg – 2011
  • Proposition 8 Panel Discussion partnered with Alliance for Equality – 2010
  • The Honorable Julian Bond National Board, Chairperson of the NAACP – 2009
  • The Honorable Richard Gergel – 2011
  • Women in Law Panel Discussion partnered with Women in Law – 2010

Community Events hosted by the Office of Diversity Initiatives

  • Diversity Week, partnering with Circulo Hispanoamericano de Charleston – 2009 – 2017
  • Annual American Indian Festival collaboration with the College of Charleston, The Citadel, and the Medical University of South Carolina – since 2008
  • Annual Minority Law Day, partnering with Black Law Students Association – since 2006
  • Alliance for Full Acceptance Annual Taste of Equality – 2011
  • Bridges for a Brighter Future Program with Furman University – 2009
  • Book Buddy Program with Sanders Clyde Elementary School – 2012
  • Civics and Law Academy – since 2012
  • Community Philanthrophy Panel Discussion – 2011
  • Corporate Spelling Bee – 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Logic Games Seminar with PowerScore – since 2008
  • Color of Justice Program, South Carolina Young Lawyers Division – 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Court in Charleston County Project – 2010
  • Constitution Day Program with the College of Charleston – since 2010
  • Education Expo with Morris Brown AME Church – 2010, 2011, 2014
  • Education Expo with Greater Refuge Temple Church – 2015
  • Job Shadow Day – since 2008
  • Law School Preview Day – since 2008
  • Law Day Voter’s Registration – 2014
  • LSAT Practice Test with Princeton Review – since 2008
  • Lunch Buddy Program with Charleston Progressive Academy  – 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Minority Women in  the Law Panel Discussion with Professor Gammons, College of Charleston – 2013
  • Mock Trial Information Session – 2014
  • Mock Trial Workshop with Charleston School of the Arts – 2010
  • Mock Trial Workshop at Wilson High School – 2009
  • NAACP Annual Freedom Fund Banquet – 2006, 2007
  • North Charleston High School Business Law Class, Project Citizen Program – 2010
  • YWCA Stand Against Racism – 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Upward Bound Shadow Day Program with Trident Technical College – 2006, 2007
  • “We The People” Wando High School Program – 2012, 2013, 2014

 

To view our scheduled events, visit our events calendar or contact Celeste Palmer-Reese at 843.329.1000.