LANSING, Mich. — In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and WMU-Cooley Law School’s Black Law Students Association is hosting a virtual panel presentation entitled, “MLK Day 2021: Chaos or Community” on Monday, January 18. The discussion, which begins at noon, will feature panelists Monica Lewis-Patrick, CEO of We the People Detroit, and Victoria Burton-Harris, assistant prosecutor of Washtenaw County.
In addition to her role with We the People Detroit, Lewis-Patrick is an educator, entrepreneur, and human rights activist/advocate. She has been at the forefront of the water justice struggle in Michigan, across the country and globally. Lewis-Patrick is known throughout the environmental justice community as The Water Warrior. She is actively engaged in the struggle for access to safe, affordable water for all under-resourced communities.
Burton-Harris is a native of Flint and a graduate of Flint and earned her degree in Political Science and African American Studies from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She graduated from Wayne State University Law School in 2012. During her time at Wayne Law, Victoria taught high school students at Southeastern High School and worked at the Free Legal Aid Clinic as a student advocate for underprivileged families. Passionate about the relationship between law, social justice and equality, she began preparing for a career focused on criminal law and social justice.
WHEN: Monday, January 18, noon-2p.m.
WHERE: Virtual event at link below
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