In Support of Diversity: A Panel Discussion About The Harvard Lawsuit

December 02, 2018 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Los Angeles, CA
United States
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Maiya Williams Verrone

Join the Harvard community in Los Angeles for an informational panel that will discuss the current Harvard admissions lawsuit that went to trial on October 15th.

admissionspanel.jpgIn November 2014, Edward Blum created an anti-affirmative action organization called Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) which then sued Harvard, seeking to prevent Harvard College and other colleges and universities from using race as a factor in admissions decisions. If the lawsuit succeeds, it would diminish students’ opportunities to live and learn in a diverse campus environment—denying them the kind of experiences that are central to Harvard’s educational mission and critical for success in our diverse society.

Eight Harvard affiliated organizations who believe in the value of affirmative action have come together to co-sponsor this event.

Panelists will include:

  • Michaele N. Turnage Young JD '06, Senior Counsel at the NAACP LDF, who represents 25 Harvard students and alumni organizations as amici curiae in the lawsuit.
  • Nicole Gon-Ochi, Supervising Attorney at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA representing Harvard students as amici curiae in the lawsuit.
  • Dr. David Moguel MPP '00, CSUN professor of secondary education specializing in building college bound cultures among students of color.
  • Angela Sousa JD '80, an attorney specializing in Business Litigation and Labor and Employment Litigation with an undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley.  Ms. Sousa interviewed semi-finalists for an Alumni Association scholarship program at Berkeley when “color-blind” criteria were utilized for scholarship applications.

Find out what’s going on and what you can do!

Hosted by:

  • Coalition for a Diverse Harvard
  • First Generation Harvard Alumni
  • Harvard Alumni For Education
  • Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance
  • Harvard Black Alumni Society
  • Harvard Latino Alumni Alliance
  • Harvard Law School Association of Los Angeles
  • Harvardwood
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