ICYMI: First General Body Meeting Recap
Our first General Body Meeting took place on Monday September 10th.
Nirvana Dove from Office of Career Strategy made an announcement about career-related opportunities that the 1L’s should be keeping on their radar.
Valencia, our Recruitment and Retention Chair, gave information regarding BLSA’s mentorship program, and announced the Mentor/Mentee Happy Hour taking place on Friday, September 28th. She also encouraged those that are interested to join the Recruitment Committee, who will help develop and implement programs that encourage black students to attend Georgetown.
Nikki, one of our Members at Large, announced the Black Faculty Meet and Greet, and reminded those who wish to attend to RSVP.
Warren, our Career Chair, gave an announcement about the Build Your Brand Workshop taking place on September 20th, which will include a presentation on how to create and maintain a professional image.
Kendall, our Academic Chair, made an announcement about the 1L Check-In, where the 1L’s will discuss class preparation, professors, and professional development.
The Back-To-School BBQ was announced, which has been postponed to Friday September 21st. Favor Fridays, a community service event that involves passing food and drinks to local homeless community, was also announced, which will take place on September 28th at 12pm.
Darryn, our Communications Chair, gave information about the Communications Committee, which is open for application to those who are interested in BLSA’s social media efforts.
Following announcements, we had 1L Representative Elections. Three candidates accepted nominations, gave campaign speeches, and submitted candidate statements. The results of the election will be announced on Tuesday September 25th.
The meeting concluded with a Social Action Discussion led by our Attorney General Ty Pinkins. The discussion centered around Nike’s recent advertisement featuring Colin Kapernick. Students gave their input on whether or not they believed Nike was a “hero” for publishing the advertisement, their thoughts on Black opposition to the kneeling while the National Anthem is being played, and whether we, as law students, are in an environment that precludes us from kneeling if the opportunity arises.
Thanks to everyone who attended, and we look forward to seeing everyone again on 10/3!