Government & Public Interest

ABA Civil Rights and Social Justice Programs This Week- Combating Islamophobia, Ukraine Refugee Crisis, Evictions, VAWA

Please join the ABA for this upcoming civil rights and social justice programs:

21-Day Practice on Creating Inclusive Spaces and Combating Islamophobia
Available from April 4 – 25! Sign Up to Join
The 21-Day Practice invites participants to complete a syllabus of short daily assignments (typically taking 15 – 30 minutes), over 21 consecutive days. In addition to certain readings focused on the Muslim American experience, including perspectives on Muslim history, identity and culture, and the experience of anti-Muslim bias in America. There are assignments that focus on the unique experience of Muslim lawyers in America, as well as assignments that explore how lawyers of all races can and must share in the work of bringing greater racial equity to the legal profession.

Ukraine’s Refugee Crisis: The Faces of War
Thursday, April 7, 2022, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET, Register
The world is witnessing the fastest-growing refugee crisis in Europe since WW II as millions of refugees are streaming from Ukraine into neighboring countries. These refugees are crossing into Poland, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Moldova and Romania. Soon other countries, including the U.S., will be receiving these refugees. This webinar will deal with these issues as well as resettlement and many other issues associated with this tragic migration. See the list of panelists and additional details at the registration link above.

What Can Lawyers Be Doing to Prevent Evictions?
Friday, April 8, 2022, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET, Register
Join this webinar to learn about what best practices are for preventing evictions in your community. The ABA has established 10 Guidelines for Residential Eviction Laws. These 10 key points lay out things you can work on, including due process protections, right to counsel, eviction diversion programs, and data privacy protections. In the webinar, you will learn about these 10 points and see examples from around the country about how to put them in action.

VAWA 2022
Friday, April 8, 2022, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET, Register
Signed by the President on March 15th, the most recent reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) took nearly 5 years and 2 presidential administrations to get through Congress. What is actually in VAWA? What provisions were reauthorized to continue? What updates were made to this critical source of policy and funding for combatting gender-based violence (GBV) nationally? Our esteemed panel of subject matter experts will guide you through the current federal legislative landscape for survivors of GBV as directed by the most recent version of VAWA. See the list of panelists and additional details at the registration link above.