Community College of Philadelphia will host its 21st Annual Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society Week from February 24-28 in order to engage Philadelphians in a deliberate dialogue by examining the complex social, political and legal issues that dominate today’s headlines.
This year, the week will feature workshops, films, and panel discussions, all of which are free and open to the public. Topics include police-community relations, gender equality in law enforcement, restorative justice and voting rights, trust in the news media, modern-day slavery and more.
Additionally, legal professionals who register to attend are eligible to earn Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits.
“The presentations will draw thought leaders from many sectors of the community including law, media, government and academia,” said Billy Love, the Center’s director. “We organize dialogues that are important to the community so participants can better understand conflicting perspectives and use inquiry to identify solutions and common ground.”
The kickoff event begins at 9 a.m. on February 24, when former Deputy Sheriff Malika Rahman presents “Gender Inequality in Law Enforcement: Attitudes, Perceptions and Marginalization.” The discussion will address ways to attract Black women college students to law enforcement careers, as well as career and promotion strategies and barriers. The event will be held from 9 – 11 a.m., in Great Hall, Room S2-19, of the College’s Winnet Student Life Building, on 17th Street, south of Spring Garden Street.
As a follow up on Tuesday, a Social Science/Justice Career Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lobby of the Bonnell Building, which is entered from the east side of 17th Street, just south of Spring Garden Street.
Potential employers include local, city and state police; probation and parole; housing authority; paralegal recruiting agencies; law firms; and more.
On Thursday, independent music artists will get a free primer on their industry from 2:40 to 4:10 p.m., at the Center for Business and Industry (CBI), Room C2-28. This discussion will attempt to reveal the navigational tools and industry awareness necessary to succeed in today’s dynamic environment. CBI is located at the corner of 18th and Callowhill Streets.
For a complete list of events and activities, visit: https://www.ccp.edu/about-us/centers-excellence/fox-rothschild-center-law-and-society/law-and-society-week.