Empowering Women of Color Student Group Hosts Inaugural Conference at Columbia Law School
New York, April 10, 2015—Women of color at Columbia Law School have the opportunity—and the obligation—to help members of their community move ahead in the legal profession and in the world more generally, said Paulette Brown, the first black woman president-elect of the American Bar Association, at the first annual Empowering Women of Color (EWOC) Conference at Columbia Law School.
|ABA President-Elect Paulette Brown spoke at the Empowering Women of Color student group's inaugural conference.|
|(from left) Empowering Women of Color President Brittany L. Hazelwood '16, Alumni Chair Alexandra P. Swain '16, and Advisory Committee Member Zila R. Acosta '15 introduced conference speakers and moderated panel discussions.|
|Several alumnae returned to campus to participate in the conference, including, from left, Michelle Pham '12, Lorraine McGowen '86, Jamilah Hall '03, and Shanita Nicholas '13.|
|Professor Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw delivered a keynote address and participated in a panel discussion.|
|The second panel of the day covered the portrayal of women of color in the media and featured, from left, Kara Brown, a staff writer at Jezebel; Columbia University Professor Frances Negrón-Muntaner, director of the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race; moderator and EWOC President Hazelwood; Crenshaw; and Jamilah Lemieux, senior digital editor at Ebony magazine.|