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Headlines for the Week of February 27, 2012

Student Bar Association

SBA General Assembly to vote on new bylaws

The SBA General Assembly will vote on the approval of these new bylaws at our next meeting. Please read through them and forward all questions or comments to Stephen Gardner at sgardner@kentlaw.edu.

February 28: Join us for our first "5 Under 5" event

The first ever "5 Under 5" event will be taking place on February 28 at 7 p.m. This event honors five young alumni less than five years out of Chicago-Kent and gives current students the opportunity to learn from and socialize with our very own alums. Food and drinks will be provided! Future dates to also keep in mind are March 22 and April 17. Look forward to seeing you there!

American Constitution Society

Wednesday, March 7: Candidates Forum for Cook County Circuit Court Clerk

Your work depends on the Daley Center. You should care who runs it!

The American Constitution Society is hosting a Candidates Forum between incumbent Dorothy Brown and challenger Rick Muñoz.

This free event begins at 7 p.m. in the Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Courtroom.

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund

Pet photo contest to benefit Safe Humane Chicago

Students and staff are invited to submit photos to saldf@kentlaw.edu or the SALDF mailbox on the second floor.

Include your name, the name of your pet, your email address and phone number. Stop by the SALDF table to vote on the winners in March.

Fun prizes include a pet store gift card and a session with a pet photographer!

For more information, visit http://studentorgs.kentlaw.edu/saldf.

Women in Law

Saturday, March 3: WIL Ladies' Brunch

Take a break from the books, throw on your favorite spring outfit, and join fellow Women in Law members for our annual spring brunch! Come meet us at Rockit in River North to hang out with friends, meet other WIL members, and drink bottomless mimosas. This event was a huge success last year, and we are so excited to host it again!

Location: Rockit Bar and Grill, 22 West Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL 60654
Date: Saturday, March 3
Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Price: $25 for a delicious breakfast buffet and an unlimited mimosa bar

We will be selling tickets in the lobby on Tuesday, February 28, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Members, please sign up for a spot to help sell tickets! Tickets are limited, so make sure to purchase your ticket early. We will accept cash or checks.

WIL's Diversity Week Event: Miss Representation

WIL and Lambdas will be screening Miss Representation on Tuesday, March 6, at 5 p.m. as part of Diversity Week! Pizza will be provided.

Here's a little bit about the film:

Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media's limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.

In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman's value and power lie in her youth, beauty and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 90th in the world for women in national legislatures, women hold only 3 percent of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65 percent of women and girls have disordered eating behaviors.

Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem, build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective.

Women's Bar Association of Illinois

WIL members, please join the Women's Bar Association of Illinois. WBAI puts on many great events, including speakers, seminars, and networking events. It's free for students! Here is the link to join: www.wbaillinois.org/wbai/members/register/student.

Sign up for WIL on TWEN!

If you are a member of WIL or would like to be, sign up for the mailing list on TWEN. You add WIL the same way you would add a course. Please e-mail Gabri Asrow (gasrow@kentlaw.iit.edu) if you have any questions.

 

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