Sunday Supper - September
with guest: Prof. Tanya Washington, Georgia State University College of Law
Sunday Suppers are casual gatherings where new ideas and stimulating conversation are the main fare at interesting restaurants. The guest speaker leads an informal discussion based on their work or topic of interest. Reservations are open to current Harvard Club of Georgia members and their guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendance is limited to 10 people so that the conversation is more personal and happens around the dinner table. Purchasing a $15.00 ticket reserves your seat at the table and contributes towards the guest speaker's meal. Each attendee orders their own meal and is responsible for his/her check.
COST: $15.00 reservation
RSVP: Open to first ten HCG members
SPEAKER: Prof. Tanya Washington, Georgia State University College of Law
Tanya Washington Hicks is a Professor of Law at Georgia State University College of Law. She earned her J.D. from The University of Maryland School of Law and clerked for Associate Judge Robert M. Bell on the Maryland Court of Appeals. After practicing as a toxic tort defense litigator in Baltimore and Washington D.C. She then earned her LL.M. from Harvard Law School.
Professor Washington Hicks teaches Civil Procedure, Family Law, Education Law and Race and Law at Georgia State College of Law. She has taught at Howard Law School and at the David A. Clarke Law School at the University of the District of Columbia. She has also taught comparative law classes on race, affirmative action and domestic violence in study abroad programs in Brazil, Austria, and China. Her research, scholarship and teaching focus on issues related to educational equity, domestic violence, racial justice and equity, inclusion and diversity, marriage equality, gender equity, and children’s constitutional rights.
Professor Washington Hicks’ articles and op-eds have been published in law journals and periodicals across the nation, and Supreme Court Justice Kennedy, cited her co-authored amicus brief in his majority opinion in the landmark marriage equality decision, Obergefell v. Hodges. Professor Washington Hicks’ record of exemplary scholarship and teaching earned her the Georgia State University Alumni Distinguished Award in 2015 and her efforts to expand and deepen the pipeline of students of color entering law school earned her recognition in 2013 as one of 50 minority law professors under 50 making an impact in legal education.
A belief that the true value of the law lies in its capacity to improve the human condition animates Professor Washington Hick’s work as a public intellectual, which includes: three years on the Atlanta Human Relations Commission; volunteer service to Atlanta’s homeless population; work at area soup kitchens; several co-authored amicus briefs in US Supreme Court cases, federal appeals court cases, Georgia appellate court cases; and countless hours of pro-bono work. In 2016 and 2017, Professor Washington Hicks served as Director of the John Lewis Fellowship Program, a Humanity in Action program funded by a grant to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights from the Mellon Foundation, which afforded young people from across the nation and around the goal a curated experience with the living history of civil and human rights.
6:00PM - 8:00PM Sun 26 Sep 2021 ( Timezone: Eastern )
313 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30307
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