Universal Justice will host its annual speed dating event on Thursday night, September 27th, 2012. Exact location and time will be announced soon. All proceeds will help to fund our human rights work in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. Invite all of your Fordham and non-Fordham friends for what will be fun times!
Fordham Law students: are you interested in doing human rights work in Nicaragua or the Dominican Republic during your winter or spring break?
APPLY TO GO ON A UNIVERSAL JUSTICE FIELD TRIP!
Attend one of our informational sessions on Tuesday, September 18th from 12:30pm – 1pm or Thursday, September 20th from 5:45 – 6:15pm to learn more about the projects and the application process. Sessions will be held in Room 215.
On Thursday, February 9th, UJ will host it’s annual speed dating event at Gin Mill (442 Amsterdam Avenue, between 81st and 82nd) – now with beer pong after speed dating.
- Party room opens at 9:00pm
- 10:00pm speed dating start time
- TEN 6 minute dates
- $15 to participate in the Speed Dating plus drink specials
- $10 for drink specials alone
The event always fills up and sells out quickly, so reserve your spot soon.
This academic year we have decided to suspend the Jamaica field study due to a decrease in available resources to support the field study. This year, UJ will still be holding its winter field study to Nicaragua and its spring field study to the Dominican Republic. Kali Peterson will be leading the Nicaragua trip, and David Levy and Joanna Zdanys will be leading the Dominican Republic trip. This year, we received more applications than ever, all of whom were extremely qualified. Unfortunately, this year we were only able to take seven participants on each trip.
Last Friday night, UJ members put on the third annual PIRC Ball. This year’s theme was Prohibition. It was an incredibly successful, enjoyable event and had a great turn-out from the student body.
UJ’s next event will be a post-1L Long Memo party on Monday November 21st at Bar Nine on Ninth Ave. between 53rd and 54th.
Thank you to all those who came out last night to Lincoln Park to support UJ’s mission. We had a very successful evening and enjoyed meeting the new 1Ls at Fordham Law.
Moving forward, we are gearing up towards our next November fundraiser event (on 11/11/11), a massive party hosted by the PIRC student groups. It’s going to be one of the biggest events of the year, with food and beverages furnished by local supporters.
Last, if you are applying for a UJ field study, informal interviews will be held over the next two weeks. More information to come via email.
If you are interested in participating in a UJ field study either to Nicaragua over winter break or Jamaica or the Dominican Republic over spring break (or if you have an idea for a new field study), please fill out the application and send it to email@example.com by Thursday September 29th.
This Thursday UJ will be having its first fundraiser Bar Night at Lincoln Park. $5 donation gives you happy hour specials all night. $3 Bud Light, $4 well drinks. 7:30pm to close
UJ will be holding two information sessions in the next two weeks to share with the Fordham community what it is UJ does. At the meetings we’ll give a background of UJ, share our field study experiences, screen some of the documentary we shot while on our Dominican Republic field study last spring, and answer any questions.
Thursday, Sept. 15, 12:30pm in Room 303
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 5:00pm, Room TBA
We also have a few fundraiser events coming up in the fall semester, to be posted soon.
Welcome back everyone! UJ is starting to get in the full swing of things with the new academic year. Our executive board for the year consists of:
We’re looking forward to starting the new year, planning our UJ field studies, and selecting our field study participants.
UJ is working with Northeastern University in Boston, MA to raise $25,000 to create a microfinance bank in the Dominican Republic and support the Cruz Verde and Mata Los Indios communities we’ve worked in. The $25,000 will provide microloans for the community and help its members start small businesses with the hopes of exiting poverty. See Northeastern Microfinance Fund for more information.