Phelps Stokes, USAID-Colombia, & the Fulbright Commission-Colombia, Hosted the "First International Seminar to Strengthen Legal Clinics"
By Phelps Stokes
Phelps Stokes, with the support of USAID-Colombia and Fulbright Commission-Colombia, hosted the "First International Seminar to Strengthen Legal Clinics" that Serve the Afro-Colombian Community in Cali and Cartagena, Colombia from March 14, 2011 to March 18, 2011. On March 14th and March 15th, 2011, students from the Universidad Santiago de Cali gathered to discuss issues of public policy, the US Civil Rights Movement, leadership, and organizing with Dean Kurt Schmoke, Professor Ursula Doyle and third year student Mr. Geovanny Martinez, all of Howard University Law School, Ms. Constance Morris Hope, Founder and Principal of Carapace Coaching, and Mr. Gabriel Christian of Gabriel Christian and Associates, LLC.
Following the Cali seminar the group of experts traveled to Cartagena, where from March 17-18, they participated in the same semniar with students from the University of Cartagena. The primary purpose of this seminar was to share the experience of the US Civil Rights movement with emerging leaders from the Afro-Colombian community t o compare and contrast lessons learned in the US and how they might be applicable to the Colombian context. In both cities the students were engaged and commited themselves to strengthening their student groups and associations in an effort to better advocate for the Afro-Colombian community.
For information about the "First International Seminar to Strengthen Legal Clinics," contact Tonija Hope Navas, Director of Programs for Latin America and the Caribbean/Special Projects at email@example.com or visit www.cali.gov.co, http://m.eluniversal.com.co, and www.unicartagena.edu.co.
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