Debra J. Gammons, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law and Director of the Office of Diversity Initiatives, announces an exciting lineup of speakers for Diversity Week at the Charleston School of Law, March 22-26. The theme for this year is Education, Unity, Change.
“Education is the key to a unified and inclusive society,” says Professor Gammons. “When we focus on education, we learn the importance of seeing people as individuals and treating them with respect. Prejudices are not innate. When we teach and operate with equality and fairness at the forefront of our lessons, we become a stronger and richer society.”
Speakers include a diverse collection of education leaders, lawyers, judges, and law students, from College of Charleston President Andrew Hsu and Charleston County School District Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait to Judge Margaret B. Seymour and Attorney Arlinda Locklear.
Virtual discussions with these distinguished speakers will be held via Zoom. The event is open to educational institutions. For information on how to attend these sessions, contact Professor Gammons.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Education Across the Board
Tues. March 23, 12 p.m.
College of Charleston President Dr. Andrew Hsu, Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait, Charleston School of Law Dean Larry Cunningham, and Moderator Judge Kristi Harrington will discuss education’s impact on unifiying society and the ways individuals can create positive change.
Courts and Change
Wed. March 24, 12 p.m.
U.S. District Court Judge Margaret B. Seymour will discuss her history as the first Black female judge to serve on the Federal Bench in South Carolina and the Court’s role in positive change.
Identity and Representation
Thurs. March 25, 12 p.m.
Attorney at Law Arlinda Locklear, the first female Native American to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court will discuss how her identity has shaped her life and the practice of law.
Cocinar por Unidad
Fri. March 26, 12 p.m.
Latino/a Law Student Association President Stephany Garcia will share her love of cooking and demonstrate how to make tostadas tingas.