Previous Events

MBLA Spring Student Reception – March 21, 2017

Please join us as we will be hosting our Spring Student Reception at the Western New England Law School in Springfield, MA.

When:
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
6:30-8:30 pm

Where:
Western New England Law School
Law Commons
1215 Wilbraham Rd,
Springfield, MA

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MBLA Know Your Rights! Youth Forum – March 3, 2017

On Friday, March 3, 2017 at 5:30pm, the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association and Boston Police Department together with numerous community based organizations will host the 3rd Annual Know Your Rights! Youth Forum at the BCYF Mildred Avenue Community Center in Mattapan, MA. The forum is a youth driven program which features role plays, solution based discussions and a panel of experts of color. The topic this year will be police interactions in the context of the school-to-prison pipeline, with a focus on the youth perspective. The target audience is middle and high school aged children. In attendance will be police officers, attorneys of color, court personnel, community organizers and youth leaders.

Many young people feel their voices are not being heard. Many young people are not aware of their rights when they encounter police at school or in the street. Many young people are forced into the school-to-prison pipeline. This program seeks to address these issues in a fun and interactive way.

We plan to create opportunities for the students to drive the conversation. This provides insight to what students are thinking in their daily interactions with police and educators and how we, as professionals, can better address and respond to their concerns.

When:
Friday March 3, 2017
5:30 pm Registration
6:00 pm Program begins

Where:
BCYF Mildred Avenue Community Center
5 Mildred Avenue
Mattapan, MA 02126

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MBLA Welcome Reception for the 49th Annual NEBLSA Regional Convention – January 26, 2016

The Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association and the Black Law Student Association of Suffolk University Law School invite you to join us for a Welcome Reception for the 49th Annual NEBLSA Regional Convention

When:
Thursday January 26, 2016

Where:
Suffolk University Law School
First Floor Function Room
120 Tremont Street,
Boston MA

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MBLA Kwanzaa celebration- UJAMAA December 29, 2016

Thank you to all those who joined the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, National Bar Association, Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys, American Civil Liberties Union, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for the 2016 Kwanzaa Celebration.

WHEN:
Thursday 29 December, 2016
6:00 – 7:30pm

WHERE:
Haley House Bakery Café
12 Dade Street,
Roxbury MA.

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Score 4 More & Friends: We Love the Kids Holiday Celebration – December 16, 2016

Join the MBLA and MBA in sponsoring Score 4 More & Friends: We Love the Kids Holiday Celebration

When:
Friday, December 16, 2016
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Where:
Melnea Cass Recreational Complex
120 MLK Boulevard
Roxbury, MA

Please email Sheriece M. Perry to volunteer or make toy donations.

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Movie Screening – Loving, November 10, 2016

When:
November 10, 2016
Thursday 7:00pm
(Have your pass ready to show at the door)

Where:
AMC Loews Boston Common 19
175 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02111

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MBLA Annual Fall Reception – November 17, 2016

Join us for our Annual Fall Reception in honor of Justice Kimberly Budd and Justice Kenneth Desmond.

When:
Thursday, November 17, 2016
6pm – 8pm

Where:
Holland & Knight
10 St. James Avenue,
Boston, MA

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Justice Ireland Portrait Unveiling

We would like extend a heartfelt thank you to all who joined us in this effort to have this portrait done in honor of Justice Ireland. We’ve posted a few pictures from the unveiling event below.

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MBWA Induction Ceremony – September 28, 2016

Join the Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys for he Induction the 2016-2017 Board of Directors

WHEN:
September 28, 2016 – 6 PM to 8 PM

WHERE:
Brown Rudnick LLP, One Financial Center

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Boston Branch NAACP Annual Freedom Fund Dinner – October 1, 2016

The Freedom Fund Dinner is an established tradition for NAACP Branches across the country which allows them to raise critical funds to effect change and advance the cause of civil and human rights in America. In addition, the Freedom Fund Dinner provides an opportunity to recognize community leaders, local businesses and national corporations, as well as emerging leaders — all of whom are actively challenging society to end discrimination, embrace diversity and ensure greater opportunity for all people.

WHEN:
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Reception: 5:30pm Dinner Program: 7:00pm After Party: 10:00pm

WHERE:
Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel
110 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

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