27th Annual Diversity Week is now Diversity Month 2022!

MSU Law Diversity and Equity Services Office Presents

Diversity Impactors

Tuesday, April 5th – Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

MSU Law’s Diversity and Equity Services (DESO) annual diversity week grows! April is nationally known as Celebrate Diversity Month. During the entire month of April, MSU Law DESO will champion its first-ever Diversity Month. Hosted by MSU Law DESO’s Diversity Month 2022 Committee and Multicultural Executive Council, we invite you to join us as we amplify inspiring speakers, cultural events, wellness initiatives and lots of complimentary delicious, diverse food.

This year’s theme, Diversity Impactors, recognizes diverse people, organizations and cultures that influence positive community change and wellness.

  • WEEK ONE

    Tuesday, April 5th
    MSU Law Diversity Month 2022 Opening Event!
    Racial Disparities in Healthcare Access: A Roundtable Discussion

    12:00 pm to 1:15 pm

    College of Law, Castle Board Room, Room 343 and
    Zoom, https://msu.zoom.us/s/95387786670

    Join the MSU Law DESO’s Diversity Month 2022 Committee and Multicultural Executive Council for our opening day!

    Our opening day event is a panel hosted by MSU Law’s American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Black Law Student Association (BLSA) on racial disparities in accessing health care, with specific emphasis on African American maternal and infant mortality rates.

    Panelists:
    Dr. Cheryl Wolfe, Vice President and Department Chief of Women's Health, Sparrow Hospital
    Tarren Everette, Certified Doula and Assistant Director, Fusion Academy

    Hosted by:
    MSU Law Black Law Students Association and
    MSU Law American Civil Liberties Union

    In-person complimentary lunch provided.

    Middle Eastern Law Students Association (MELSA) Jeopardy Night

    6 pm to 7 pm

    College of Law, Room 471

    Join the MSU Law DESO’s Diversity Month 2022 Committee and Multicultural Executive Council as we participate in MELSA’s Jeopardy night which puts MSU Law Professors up against each other on various 1L topics. Please contact Julia Habhab with questions, habhabju@.msu.edu.

    Hosted by:
    MSU Law Middle Eastern Law Students Association

    Wednesday, April 6th
    Policing Bodies with Guest Speaker I. India Thusi

    12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

    College of Law, Castle Board Room, Room 343 or
    register for Zoom Meeting

    Join the MSU Law DESO’s Diversity Month 2022 Committee and Multicultural Executive Council as we participate in the webinar conversation with Dean Linda Sheryl Greene and guest, Professor of Law I. India Thusi from the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Contact Tammy Deppong, deppong1@msu.edu, with any questions or concerns.

    Hosted by:
    MSU Law Dean Linda Sheryl Greene

    Thursday, April 7th
    Latin Dance Night

    6 pm to 8 pm

    College of Law, Castle Board Room, Room 343

    Join the MSU Law DESO’s Diversity Month 2022 Committee and Multicultural Executive Council as we participate in MSU Law’s Latino Law Society’s Latin Dance Night.

    Hosted by:
    MSU Law Latino Law Society

    In-person complimentary dinner provided.

  • WEEK TWO

    Monday, April 11 – Wednesday, April 20th at noon Eastern Time
    Cutest Pet Photo Contest

    Join the MSU Law DESO’s Diversity Month 2022 Committee and Multicultural Executive Council as we participate in the First Generation Students at MSU Law Cutest Pet Photo Contest. Visit their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/FirstGenerationStudentsMSULaw, to help law students take a wellness break associated with the upcoming finals season. Post a photo of your pet in the comments of this post. The photo with the most likes by Wednesday, April 20th at noon EST will receive a gift!

    Hosted by:
    First Generation Students at MSU Law

    Tuesday, April 12th
    Informal Lunch Chat with Members of MSU Law Faculty

    12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

    College of Law, Castle Board Room, Room 343

    Join the MSU Law DESO’s Diversity Month 2022 Committee and Multicultural Executive Council for informal lunch chat with members of the MSU Law Faculty.

    Hosted by:
    MSU Law American Civil Liberties Union and
    MSU Law Professor Tiffani Darden

    In-person complimentary lunch provided.

    Sunday, April 17th
    MSU Law Christian Legal Society Easter Celebration

    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

    College of Law, Castle Board Room, Room 343

    In celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Christian Legal Society invites you to join us as we host a dinner on Easter Sunday. All are welcome to learn more about why this holiday is celebrated by Christians across the world. This event will celebrate Easter, while you have great food and play games.

    Hosted by:
    MSU Law Christian Legal Society

    In-person complimentary dinner provided.

  • WEEK THREE

    Monday, April 18th
    MSU Law Student Bar Association Town Hall with Dean Greene

    12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

    College of Law, Castle Board Room, Room 343 and
    Zoom Meeting ID: 962 8783 8853, Passcode: 289841

    Join the MSU Law DESO’s Diversity Month 2022 Committee and Multicultural Executive Council at this MSU Law Student Bar Association (SBA) Town Hall. In addition to addressing student concerns, Dean Greene will share and update us on her diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Questions for the Dean can be submitted to: https://forms.gle/XPvWt2338LwpwPtz5 by April 14th.

    Hosted by:
    MSU Law Student Bar Association

    In-person complimentary lunch provided.

    Tuesday, April 19th
    Sexual Assault Awareness Month: A Conversation about Supporting Survivors

    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    College of Law, 4th Floor, Room 471 

    Zoom Meeting ID: 932 4890 6436 & Passcode: WLCsaam

    Join the MSU Law DESO’s Diversity Month 2022 Committee and Multicultural Executive Council at WLC

    and FLS host a presentation by professionals from the MSU Center for Survivors. We will be discussing how to best advocate for survivors and how to have difficult discussions with and about them. 12-1 on April 19th. Contact Elizabeth Sachs, sachse@msu.edu, with any questions or concerns. *This event will focus on topics and experiences that may be triggering for some individuals. A Safe Space will be provided, but please take care of yourself and your needs.*

    Wednesday, April 20th
    Kashmir: A Struggle for Self-Determination

    12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

    College of Law, Castle Board Room, Room 343 and
    Zoom Meeting ID: 994 029 02636 Passcode: 709551

    Join the MSU Law DESO’s Diversity Month 2022 Committee and Multicultural Executive Council as we participate in MSU Law’s Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA) and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) discussion on centering Kashmir voices, narratives and histories regarding the conflict between three sovereign nations, all containing nuclear weapons.

    Hosted by:
    MSU Law Asian Pacific American Law Student Association and
    MSU Law American Civil Liberties Union

    In-person complimentary lunch provided.

  • WEEK FOUR

    Tuesday, April 26th
    MSU Law Diversity Month 2022 End Note Event!
    Spring 2022 End of Semester and Pre-Finals Wellness Break: Stay or Stop-By Lunch

    12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

    College of Law, Castle Board Room, Room 343

    Join the MSU Law DESO’s Diversity Month 2022 Committee and Multicultural Executive Council for our end note event!

    Our end note event is an informal lunch with no program components in which MSU Law spring 2022 finals wellness and support are focal, while illuminating the completion of another or final law school semester. For this lunch, you can stay or stop by!

    Hosted by:
    MSU Law Diversity and Equity Services Office’s Diversity Month 2022 Committee and Multicultural Executive Council

    In-person complimentary lunch provided.

For this year’s annual diversity month community giving goal, MSU Law’s Student Bar Association and the Diversity and Equity Services Office’s Diversity Month 2022 Committee & Multicultural Executive Council requests that you donate to one of the Ukraine Humanitarian Efforts such as the Red Cross https://www.icrc.org/en/donate/ukraine.

Sponsor Gratitude: MSU Law Diversity & Equity Services Office – Diversity Month 2022 Committee & Multicultural Executive Council extends its sincerest gratitude for your support of the extension of the 27th Annual Diversity Week to Diversity Month 2022.