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Roslyn Brock, Chair NAACPDr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Program

January 23, 2014
Location: Commonwealth Auditorium
Time: 7:00 pm
Ms. Roslyn Brock, Chair National Board of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Sponsored by: Center for Student Diversity

W&M Law School to Celebrate African American Law Alumni

A two-day program will be held on February 21-22, 2014 in celebration of African American graduates of the Law School. This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the graduation of Edward Travis, ’54, the first African American student to graduate from William & Mary. There will be speakers, panels, and an opportunity for networking. If you would like additional information, please email [[ktburger]] or call (757) 221-3796.

4th Annual Lemon Project Spring Symposium

The 4th Annual Lemon Project Spring Symposium will take place March 14-15, 2014. This is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community members to come together to share research and discuss ideas. The theme is “Aspiring for Change: Representations of the African American Experience." As the theme suggests, the Symposium welcomes a wide variety of proposals—academic, artistic, and performance-based—that shed light on the African American experience within and outside the campus that informs who we were and who we may become. If you have questions, feel free to [[jlalle, contact Jody L. Allen]].

The First Annual Boswell Symposium

Saturday, April 12th
Left Behind: The Consequences of Virginia's Continuing Opposition to Same-Sex Unions
A day-long event featuring a talk by George Chauncey, Yale University historian and author of Why Marriage: The History Shaping Today's Debate Over Gay Equality; a talk by Mary Bernstein, University of Connecticut sociologist and editor of The Marrying Kind? Debating Same-Sex Marriage within the Lesbian and Gay Movement. Additionally, there will be two panels:

  1. a panel of activists from the local, state, and national levels and
  2. a panel of community members whose lives are affected by the issue.

For more information, please [[tjlinn, contact Tom Linneman]].