Join EPI for a study break! This event is part of the Justice Center initiative designed to support students whose lived experiences intersect with the legal systems they seek to challenge in their careers. For example: students who have themselves or had family members become entangled in the criminal legal system who are interested in public defense work; immigrant students, or students who are the children or family members of immigrants seeking to challenge the immigration system; low-income students seeking to challenge laws and policy that further marginalize poor people such as predatory lending, cash bail, etc.
EPI gatherings serve as a space for dialogue, mentorship, and resource-sharing tailored to the particular needs and strengths of students whose public interest work as attorneys may be directly tied to their lived experiences and/or those of their loved ones. This lunch will be a time to continue building community, ask questions about the summer job application process, and discuss what programming to expect in the Spring semester.
Co-sponsored by the Michener Center for Writers, the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, Professor Toyin Falola, the Department of English at UT, and the Joynes Reading Room.
Writer and publisher Bari Weiss will speak on antisemitism, events in Israel and Gaza, and the nature of debate on college and university campuses in America. This is the first of two events on the current crisis in the Middle East; the second will be an evening with Noura Erakat, a professor at Rutgers University and a Palestinian activist, who will join us on Jan. 25, 2024.