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African Americans, particularly African-American women, experience violence resulting in death at the hands of family members more often than any other racial group in the U.S. Although from 1976 to 2005, intimate-partner homicides among African Americans declined 69.2%, in 2005 African Americans disproportionately accounted for nearly a third of the intimate-partner homicides that occurred in […]

Domestic Violence: A local story

October 31, 2009 | Comments Off on Domestic Violence: A local story

MAY 8, 2009: JULIUS SCOTT, 74, of Dorchester was stabbed to death allegedly by his girlfriend, Verna Sewell, 64. Sewell allegedly confessed to stabbing Scott after he hit her with a brick. Sewell told police the two were having an argument and struggled over the knife, and “somehow it ended up in his chest.” In […]


    Harvard Black Law Students Association presents...
    Social Justice Week

    March 2nd - 6th

    Monday: Social Justice Week Kick-Off

    BLSA general body meeting featuring a special presentation by Noah Hood and the BLSA Social Justice Committee

    Langdell South 7:00 pm

    Dinner will be served

    Tuesday: Education

    Education Awareness Candy Campaign Learn about some of the problems facing Boston's youth, including the unfair and exclusionary expulsion policies

    Harkness Common 12:00 noon

    Wednesday: Housing

    Housing Recovery Acts in MA Some of the areas foremost housing activists will gather to discuss legislation concerning predatory lending practices

    Hauser 101 7:30 pm

    Refreshments will be served

    Thursday: Criminal Justice

    Sealing Criminal Records: Implications for Social Justice

    A panel of the leading voices in criminal justice reform will speak about criminal record information laws.

    Austin Hall 7:00 pm

    A Soul Food Dinner will be served.

    Friday: Criminal Justice

    CORI Sealing Training

    Criminal Record Sealing Training involves hands-on training. Participants will be able to help with upcoming CORI Sealing projects.