NSU Law Celebrates Black History MonthPosted on: 02/18/2014
On February 13, 2014, NSU Law celebrated Black History Month with “Being a lawyer and changing the world - celebrating the contributions of black lawyers.” Nelson Mandela once said that “Education is the most important weapon with which you can change the world.” Becoming a lawyer is empowering – it is becoming endowed with the tools to affect real change for individuals, families and communities. For this Black History Month event, invoking the griot tradition, NSU Law Center partnered with local leaders presenting their “testimonials” about the people, cases, or issues that they worked on or assisted with that affirmed their decisions to become advocates. They told stories about how they used their legal skills to change our world – one person, family or community at a time. The speakers included Eugene Pettis, Judge Patrick White, Charles Morton, Sidney Calloway, Phyllis Kotey, and alumni Mertella Burris, Hilary Creary, Nexcy De Las Rosa, and Pascale Achille. The program also included video stories from U.S. Congressman Alcee Hastings and ACLU Director Nancy Abudu. Pictured from left to right: Rochelle Ramsay ('12) and Judge Patrick White - U.S. Magistrate.