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Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School Host Sixth Annual Fred Gray Social Justice Seminar

February 2013

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) – Georgia’s only fully ABA-accredited, independent law school – today announced that the theme of its 6th Annual  Fred Gray Social Justice Seminar will document the growing social and environmental issues facing women today.

Every year Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School hosts its Fred Gray Social Justice Seminar in honor of the legacy of veteran civil rights attorney Fred Gray. Each seminar tackles pressing and current legal issues attorneys and practitioners face. This year the theme will be “Conquering Growing Issues: Women Rising in the Face of Adversities”.

The seminar will include a panel discussion on several epic issues affecting women. In furtherance of this year’s theme, panelists will address the following topics:  1) immigrant women who are the victims of domestic violence, 2) breaking the cycle of drug addiction for women, 3) the abusive practice of shackling pregnant women in prison, and 4) the increase in teen dating violence against young girls.

“Tomorrow is not an option when it comes to ending the atrocities perpetrated against women and girls in this country and globally; humanity dictates that we discuss and find workable solutions to end such ills,” said Patrice Fulcher, Associate Professor at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. “Thus, I am excited that this year’s Fred Gray Social Justice Seminar will not only shed light on major challenges facing women and girls, but will also honor and highlight community organizations that are fighting these problems and changing lives every day.”

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School will also present this year’s Fred Gray Social Justice Award to Catholic Charities Atlanta for their advocacy with individuals and families facing adversity. They provide a holistic combination of accredited social services − life skills education, counseling, family stabilization, and immigration legal services − that remove barriers to self-sufficiency and wholeness.

The 6th Annual Fred Gray Social Justice Seminar is free to the public and will take place from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., on Friday, February 22, 2013 at the law school’s Blackburn Conference Center located at 1405 Spring St. Atlanta, GA 30309. For more information on this event, visit the News & Events section of the John Marshall website at www.johnmarshall.edu or call Professor Patrice Fulcher at (404) 872-3593.