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Law school collaborates on National Day of Healing from Racism

In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Wayne State University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Office of Multicultural Student Engagement and Wayne Law’s Detroit Equity Action Lab are collaborating on Tuesday, Jan. 19, for the National Day of Healing from Racism.

The program will offer a series of virtual events from 10 a.m. to 7:40 p.m. in an effort to heal the wounds created by racial, ethnic and religious bias and build an equitable and just society where everyone can thrive, according to organizers.

A Zoom link will be sent to registrants close to the start of the program. To register, visit

For additional information, visit the Facebook page for the event at or contact Stephanie Hawkes at 313-443-4507 or

WLAM book club to meet January 28

The Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) will present its next Literary Ladies Book Club on Thursday, Jan. 28, beginning at 6 p.m. online via Zoom.

The club will be discussing “168 Hours: You May Have More Time Than you Think” by Laura Vanderkam.

Registration is required by Tuesday, January 26. To register, visit and click on “events.”

Civil Rights Étouffée presented online

The Federal Bar Association, Eastern District og Michigan Chapter, is one of the co-sponsors of the Civil Rights Étouffée, the signature CLE event produced by the national FBA’s Civil Rights Law section.

Typically hosted in New Orleans, this year’s event will take place online Thursday and Friday, Jan. 28-29, while doing its best to preserve a NOLA “state of mind.”

Topics to be discussed by various panels will be “Enhancing Justice: Ethnically Reducing Bias in Policing and the Courts,” “When Exemptions Become the Rule: LGBTQ Rights and Religious Exemptions,” “Back to the Future:?Artificial Intelligence &?Civil Rights,” “Making it  Right: Vulnerable Kids, Education, and COVID-19,” “Title IX in the Era of #metoo,” and “What is Environmental Justice?”

Among those on the panels will be local legal professionals Jennifer Lord, of Pitt, McGehee, Palmer, Bonanni, & Rivers PC, and Wayne State University Law School Prof. Christopher Lund.

Members of the FBA Eastern District of Michigan Chapter can attend the event for free; non-chapter members pay $150.

Visit to register.


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