Paulette Brown, President, American Bar Association; Partner/co-chair, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Locke Lord LLP
James Taylor, Ph.D., Director of African American Studies and Professor of Political Science, University of San Francisco; Lecturer, African American and African Diaspora Studies Department, University of California Berkeley—Moderator
Paulette Brown is the first woman of color to become president of the ABA and has been recognized by the National Law Journal as one of the “50 most influential minority lawyers in America.” She has been a municipal court judge, in addition to focusing on all facets of labor and employment litigation. Brown has devoted her presidency to “rebuilding the nation’s confidence in our justice system” by “working to eliminate bias and enhance diversity and inclusion” and offer “tangible, sustainable solutions that will have a positive impact on the perception of our justice system.”
Join an important discussion of what’s being done to ensure that the legal system can better represent the under-represented across the United States. Video Rating: / 5
The establishment of Al Quds Public Library (AQUPL) project is funded by the Royal Charity Organization – Kingdom of Bahrain and implemented by UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People, in cooperation with Al Quds University. Located inside the Old City walls, AQUPL is a three-level historical building restored and rehabilitated by UNDP. The library provides the population with a variety of books, digital resources, and learning tools. Video Rating: / 5
With global poverty worsening for the past 35 years, it is clear that the development industry has failed at its most basic objective. Why? Because it depoliticizes the problem of poverty. Poverty is not caused primarily by domestic failures, as aid agencies would have us believe. Rather, it is the inevitable outcome of a global economic order that is designed to serve a small number of rich countries at the expense of most of the rest of the world.
Dr Hickel is an anthropologist who researches international development and global political economy, with an ethnographic focus on southern Africa.
This lecture took place on 18th April 2016 at the Al-Quds University Library, Aqabet Al-Rasas, in the Old City. It was a joint event with the Centre for Jerusalem Studies (Al-Quds University), organized under the project ‘Promoting Teaching and Research in Political Economy in Palestine’, which is a partnership between the Kenyon Institute, Birzeit University and the LSE Middle East Centre. Video Rating: / 5
Palestine’s membership of the International Criminal Court takes effect on April 1, 2015. What cases might the Court choose? Will Israel’s legal offensive succeed? Will the UN Security Council suspend the investigation? Al-Shabaka analyst Valentina Azarova addresses many of the misconceptions about what the ICC can and cannot do, and Palestinians should do. Read more: http://bit.ly/ICCPalestine
Voice of the Vatican brings you news each week from Rome, to your home. A voice of Truth, of Hope and of Love – coming right from the heart of the Church!
This week’s episode features:
The canonization date of Blessed Mother Teresa is confirmed for September 4, 2016
The Vatican releases Pope Francis’ schedule for World Youth Day in Poland
Celebrating our shepherd – Rome marks 3 years since the election of Pope Francis with a 24 hour prayer marathon held at the Centro San Lorenzo, hosted by the Papa Boys
Pope Francis announces the winner of the Global Teacher Prize, Hanan al Hroub, a Palestinian teacher who developed a model for teaching peace in the classroom
Up Close: an exclusive interview with Fr. Pius Pietrzyk, a Missionary of Mercy appointed by Pope Francis. Father Pietrzyk answers a viewer’s question about what the Missionaries of Mercy mean in the Jubilee Year. Fr. Pietrzyk is a Dominican and the Editor of The Angelicum journal and since 2010, a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation, which provides civil legal aid for low-income Americans and is headed by a bipartisan board of directors whose 11 members are appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the Senate.
Bishop Michael Campbell of the Lancaster Diocese in England, offers words of Lenten encouragement, especially for the viewers of Voice of the Vatican.
VOV explores the Station Masses, an ancient tradition, still being carried out during Lent in Rome. Featuring interviews with Fr. Matthew Rolling and Fr. Christopher Lebsock.
Local seminarians answer the call of Pope Francis to open the churches, with a special outdoor street ministry in Rome.
Art & Faith: Walk the Via Crucis, the way of the cross, with acclaimed Colombian contemporary artist, Fernando Botero. VOV gets a sneak peek at the Botero exhibit in Rome. Allow his characteristic paintings and VOV meditation to lead you through the passion of Christ.
Techno: The Click to Pray app is a new app that allows you to pray along with the Pope, from anywhere in the world.
Tweet of the Week from Bishop Paul Loverde of the Diocese of Arlington and more!
Al Jazeera has obtained video of emergency workers in the first hours of the Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi last Saturday. The work of the Kenya Red Cross has now changed from rescuing people to helping them cope with grief. Al Jazeera’s Andrew Simmons reports from Nairobi.
Michael Mansfield QC speaking at London South Bank uni on the threat to legaL aid
BREAKING: After we taped, the Justice Department warned North Carolina that its anti-LGBT law risked millions in federal aid to the state and Oxford, Alabama repealed its anti-transgender law… Ted Cruz is out, after a failed attempt to inflame the anti-transgender vote… Victories in Missouri, Virginia and Rockwall, Texas…. “West Side Story” denied to NC theatre companies to protest anti-LGBT law there… Transgender suicides linked to denial of restroom access… Target stores targeted by the religious right over accommodation of transgender people… LGBT adoptions are now legal in all 50 states… A wave of anti-gay violence continues in Dallas… In Long Beach, a judge throws out a police sting of gay men arrested for cruising… We mourn the loss of peace activist Daniel Berrigan… Same-sex marriage is legalized in Colombia… Andy reviews Jesse Tyler Ferguson in “Fully Committed,” Jessica Lange in “Long Day’s Journey into Night,” and a new musical for kids, “Tuck Everlasting.” Video Rating: / 5