BLSA to host featured speaker in honor of Black History Month

CARLISLE, Pa. — Monique Lin-Luse, assistant counsel of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Legal Defense and Education Fund, will deliver a keynote focused on desegregation of schools and educational issues on Monday, Feb. 27, as part of Black History Month. Hosted by Dickinson Law’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA), her lecture will take place at 6 p.m. in Lewis Katz Hall, room 112, Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Lin-Luse has more than 10 years of advocacy, organizing and educator experience in youth development, education access, social justice and civil rights. Her work focuses on removing barriers to educational success for all students and ending the criminalization of youth of color. Lin-Luse is a proponent of community-led interventions that utilize multiple forms of advocacy to eliminate racial, gender and other disparities in education, housing and economic opportunities.

Prior to joining the Legal Defense and Education Fund, Lin-Luse was the ninth Sol and Helen Zubrow Fellow in Children's Law at the Juvenile Law Center of Philadelphia, where she worked on juvenile justice and child welfare system reform on the national level and in Pennsylvania. While at the Juvenile Law Center, she worked to ensure constitutional protections for youth through impact litigation, direct representation, legislative advocacy and training child welfare, and juvenile justice professionals.

Lin-Luse received her JD from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a Public Interest Law Scholar and a recipient of the Juvenile Justice Clinic Award. She also has a master’s degree in Secondary Social Studies Education, and taught middle and high school students in New York City as a Teaching Fellow. She graduated with high honors from the University of Michigan Residential College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Afroamerican and African Studies.

This event is open to the public and free to attend. 

Last Updated February 14, 2017