H.O.P.E. News for Week of September 9, 2013

Law Practice Technology: Inclusive & Universal Design

What is universal design in technology? Learn about the implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the requirements of law firms and the court system to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities, and the future of accessible information technology to the legal industry on Friday, September 27th.  Featuring disability advocate Matthew Dietz, Esq. Registration, 8:30am-9am. Seminar, 9am-12pm at the Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse, 175 NW 1st   Ave, 11th Floor, Miami, FL 33128. More information here.

David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship 

Attention 3Ls: The David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship is a distinguished postgraduate fellowship in health policy. The fellowship provides a unique opportunity for promising students to learn about the political system through direct exposure to the roles of both the public and private sectors in health policy development.  The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend and related expenses for a twelve-month period from July to June. Learn more and apply here. Applications due Sunday, October 13th.

Attention 3Ls: Equal Justice Works Post-Graduate Fellowship Application Due September 17th

If you are applying for EJW or other post-graduate fellowships, HOPE is here to help with the whole process, including application review and mock interview panels. E-mail HOPE 

Divercycles: A Bike Ride for Immigration Reform with the ACLU of Florida – Saturday, September 14th 

People in Miami came here from all over the world, and any decision made about our immigration system will have a huge impact on our community. Join the ACLU in a route stretching from Little Havana to Little Haiti to celebrate the diversity of our community and advocate for reform to help those living in the shadows fully enjoy the promise of America. There will be a stop at the ACLU of Florida mural, “I Am Here,” inspired by the real stories of Floridians dealing with our harsh immigration policies. The artist, Ruben Ubiera, will be at the mural to share details about its interactivity, and José Machado, one of the people represented in the piece, will be sharing his immigration story with the riders. Meet at Vizcaya Metrorail station at 10AM. More information here.

Florida Association of Women Lawyers “We Can Dream” Gala – Friday, September 27th 

Join the Miami chapter of FAWL for a gala benefitting Legal Services of Greater Miami with keynote speaker Judge Rosemary Barkett of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Other speakers include Third District Court of Appeal Judge Vance Salter, Eleventh Judicial Circuit Judge William Altfield and Ervin Gonzalez. Tickets are $85. RSVP here.

The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade Screening of Playground O Cinema Miami Shores – Wednesday, October 23rd 

The Women’s Fund presents a powerful film about the sexual trafficking of underage girls called Playground: the child sex trade in AMERICA . The screening will be followed by a brief panel discussion with community leaders working to eradicate the commercial sexual exploitation of children. Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased online or at the door. The film will be shown at 6:30 pm at O Cinema Miami Shores located at 9806 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores, FL 33138.

National Immigrant Integration Conference – Sunday, November 17th – Tuesday, November 19th 

This winter, sunny Miami, Florida will be the backdrop for the most strategic gathering for immigration integration leaders in a year of historic significance, hosted by the Florida Immigrant Coalition, the Knight Foundation and the National Partnership for New Americans. Work with us to help improve the road to full citizenship, strengthen workforce development, access to healthcare and asset-building, promote the establishment of a National Office on Immigrant Integration and much more. Register here.

2013 Arsht Ethics Film Series: Glengarry Glen Ross – Tuesday, September 17th 

Adrienne Arsht, the UM Ethics Program, School of Communications, and the Alumni Association are kicking off a provocative film series. Each film is followed by a lively debate. Glengarry Glen Ross is a 1992 American drama, adapted by David Mamet from his 1984 Pulitzer Prize- and Tony- winning play with the same name. The film depicts two days in the lives of four real estate salesmen and how they become desperate when the corporate office sends a trainer to “motivate” them by announcing that, in one week, all except the top salesmen will be fired. The screening will take place at UM’s Bill Cosford Cinema at 6:30PM and is free to the UM community.

Public Interest Lecture Series – Wednesday, September 18 

Each year, the HOPE Public Interest Resource Center invites attorneys to share their experiences working in the public interest with students. The first speaker will be Betsy Havens, an EJW Fellow at Florida Legal Services who assists disabled children to obtain Medicaid coverage. This is a great opportunity for law students interact with advocates in a small group setting. RSVP now. Limited to15 spots.

Networked Nonprofit Workshop: Strengthen Bonds, Strengthen Leadership – Wednesday, September 25th

Newman Alumni Center 

The Leonard Turkel Nonprofit Center, a collaboration between the UM School of Business, School of Education and Human Development, and Catalyst Miami, presents a series of workshops on building strong nonprofit organizations. The first in the series is entitled “New Partners, New Markets” featuring speakers from the Knight Foundation. Workshops are from 8:30am-11:30am at the NewmanAlumniCenter, 6200 San Amaro Drive. For more information, click here.