Monday, October 08, 2007

FLORIDA DIGEST October 08, 2007

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Saturday, October 13, 2007 from 7:00PM - 11:00PMat the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art - Marks Gallery

Cocktails and Hors D'oeuvres
Ticket Price: $75.00 per person

Host Package: $350.00 for 5 tickets

Host Packages include a recognition on all signage, PSA's & newsreleases

For tickets call 954.873.2680, or online at

Tipping the scales towards a higher awareness of Justice

"Tipping the Scales to a Higher Level of Awareness" will benefit theBroward Human Rights Initiative, and will be held from 7:00pm to 11:00pmthe evening of Saturday, October 13, 2007, at the Museum of Art FortLauderdale. In the Marks Gallery you will have the opportunity to viewpaintings of the CoBra Collection, which is part of the permanentcollection of MOA, and the evening will be beautifully brought togetherwith lounge music, a video history of discrimination from Stonewallthrough today, accented with great food and open bar cocktails. Theevent will be hosted by the Communion Foundation. Proceeds from theevent will benefit the BHRI of Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Inc.

The Broward Human Rights Initiative (BHRI) is designed to protect thecivil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons inBroward County through legal representation, community education &community mobilization. It is a program of Legal Aid Service of BrowardCounty, Inc. and is funded in part by the John C. Graves Charitable Fundand the Community Foundation of Broward. BHRI will promote understanding and acceptance of GLBT residents of Broward County byeducating the public and legal community about discrimination andpromoting fair treatment through progressive public policy. Ultimately,through impact litigation, public policy advocacy, public education andcollaborations with other social justice organizations & activists anddirect legal services, we seek to advance the legal and human rights ofGLBT persons throughout our community.

George Castrataro, MPH, Esq.
Managing Attorney
Consumer Law Unit, Broward Human Rights Initiative, & HIV/AIDS Law
Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Inc.


The Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University is pleased toannounce this year's Goodwin lecture series, which is entitled: 30 YearsAfter Anita Bryant's Crusade: The Continuing Role of Morality in theDevelopment of Legal Rights for Sexual Minorities. With the controversiessurrounding the mayor of Fort Lauderdale this past summer, this lectureseries is very relevant and timely. The lectures are open to the public andtake place at the law center on the Davie Campus.

We have a great group of speakers this year, including the first openly gayEpiscopalian Bishop, Gene Robinson. Our first speaker is Suzanne Goldberg,who will discuss how the U.S. Supreme Court addresses and has addressedsexual orientation issues. Her public presentation is on Thursday October11, 6-7 pm. Professor Goldberg spent nearly a decade as a leading attorneyon lesbian and gay rights issues with Lambda Legal Defense. While at Lambda,she served as counsel in a wide range of cases in employment, immigration,and family law, as well as two cases that eventually became cornerstone gayrights victories before the US Supreme Court, including Romer v. Evans andLawrence v. Texas. She currently is a law professor at Columbia Law School.

The remaining schedule includes:
Thursday October 25, 6-7: David Mixner, Author and Political Activist whoworked with Bill Clinton.

Tuesday November 6, 6-7: Matt Foreman, Executive Director of the NationalLesbian and Gay Task Force Tuesday November 27, 6-7: Rev. Gene Robinson, theFirst Openly Gay Episcopalian Bishop

We hope that you can make this very exciting lecture series. If you have anyquestions, please contact Anthony Niedwiecki at at (954) 262-6206.

A map and directions to the law center can be found at .

Anthony S. Niedwiecki
Associate Prof. of Law
Director of LSV Program
Shepard Broad Law Center
Nova Southeastern Univ.
3305 College Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

(954) 262-6206


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1 comment:

shark said...

I want to know whether there's lectures about HIV prevention, a friend on was very interesing in it, so he asked to consult this, if there is, we'd like to go very much!