Stuff of Interest

I’ve been accumulating some stuff lately:

  • Principals can obtain free copies of American the Story of Us at this link.
  • The 6th Annual JointREFORMA, AILA, APALA, BCALA, and CALA  Mini conference, “Cultural Competencies & Equity of Access: What Today’s Librarian Will Look Like Tomorrow” will be held of Friday 14 May at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and, due to limited seating, pre-registration is required. Link to the flyer for the 2010 Joint Mini-Conference REFORMA Northeast Chapter, AILA, APALA, BCALA and CALA. A link to the program flyer
  • Applications are being accepted through 16 May for the ALA Diversity Fair which will be on 16 May
  • The National Bar Association is seeking applicants for the Crump Law Camp, which was established for students entering the 9th through 11th grades and between the ages of 14 and 17 to introduce them to the judicial system.  The goal of the NBA camp is to encourage young people at an early age to become lawyers and seek legal careers in the future.  By 2050 more than half of the people in this country will be of color. More than 90% of the nation’s
    lawyers are white, as are more than 80% of the students enrolled in law school. Yet more than 30% of the United States is comprised of people of
    color. The NBA is seeking applicants to attend this camp from every ethnic group and its selection process is non-discriminatory.
  • This looks amazingly awesome: YALSA 2010 YA Lit Symposium: “Diversity, Lit and Teens: Beyond Good Intentions” 5-7 Nov in Albuquerque, NM

    The first inaugural two week camp was held during the summer at Howard University School of Law through a grant by the Ford Motor Company
    Fund in 2001.  Campers were and will be housed on the Howard University campus and live in a protected camp environment. Open enrollment is
    available to students across the country but emphasis will be on enabling students from low income families to attend.  Tuition for the camp will vary depending upon family income. The tuition covers transportation to and from Washington, D.C.; housing; meals; educational materials; and expenses for field trips. The camp provides students with an exciting academic and social
    agenda in the Washington, D. C. area. The competitive highlight of the camp
    is the Evett L. Simmons Mock Trial Competition. The four winners of this competition are invited to the NBA’s Annual Convention.
    Camp begins July 11, 2010.  Applications are available on the NBA
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    be mailed to the following address:

    National Bar Association Crump Law Camp

    P.O. Box 1048

    Washington, D.C. 20008

    (301) 249-8355