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Lambda Kickoff Dinner
September 12, 2013
Come join HLS Lambda as it starts the year with dinner and drinks, and learn how to get involved! Join us directly afterwards at the Queen’s Head Pub for a chance to mingle with other LGBTQ and allied students at HLS.
Using the Constitution to Litigate on the Rights of LGBTI Persons: A Case Study of Uganda: A Talk by Ugandan Lawyer and Advocate Adrian Jjuuko
September 19, 2013
Mr. Jjuuko is a Ugandan human rights lawyer and advocate. He is the Executive Director of Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF), a human rights NGO providing legal aid services to LGBTI, sex workers and other marginalized groups in Uganda. He has been instrumental in bringing cases challenging the constitutionality of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, and is the petitioner in a challenge to a provision of the Equal Opportunities Commission Act denying LGBTI persons, sex workers and other minorities access to the Equal Opportunities Commission. Co-sponsored with the Human Rights Project.
September 20-22, 2013
Every year, Lambda escapes from the non-stop hecticness of HLS to go to Provincetown: the Fire Island equivalent of Boston/Massachusetts. It’s a great time where we can hang out at a bed and breakfast, check out the stores, and read on the patio. As a 2L/3L, it’s an expenses-paid get-out-of-Cambridge weekend with other Lambda members, and for 1Ls, it’s a great opportunity to get out of Cambridge, hang out with other 1Ls, and get to know the upperclassmen better.
Desserts at Professor Bordone’s House
October 5, 2013
Save the date! Professor Bob Bordone, the Thaddeus R. Beal Clinical Professor of Law, Director of the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinic, and one of our illustrious faculty sponsors, has generously offered to host a welcome dessert night at his home in Cambridge. Please join Lambda for an evening of good food and good company. Stay tuned for details.
35th Anniversary Colloquium: A Retrospective and a Way Forward: LGBTQ Rights and Activism at HLS and Beyond
October 18, 2013
Come celebrate the 35th anniversary of an LGBTQ student group at HLS with Lambda and the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender! Events include a conversation by alumni from the 80s, 90s, and 00′s to discuss the changing experience of being LGBTQ at HLS including the founder of COGLI–Lambda’s predecessor organization, panels with leading experts from across the country on what the LGBTQ-rights movement has achieved and still has left to do, and dinner with a keynote address by Roberta Kaplan, counsel for Edie Windsor in the landmark case Windsor v. United States in which the US Supreme Court held DOMA unconstitutional.
October 19, 2013
Mark your calendars for Lambda’s biggest social event, and one of the largest LGBTQ events in Boston! Enjoy a night of dance, food, and drink at the Sheraton Commander–just across the Cambridge Commons.
December 5, 2014
Join Lambda for its final social gathering of the semester: our annual “HoliGay” Party! Celebrate the conclusion of the fall semester with a little merriment and great company. Light fare and drinks provided.
Ice Skating @ Frog Pond
Jan. 20, 2014
Spend part of your day off by joining HLS Lambda for a Boston winter tradition: ice skating at Frog Pond. Lambda will cover the costs of ice skate rental.
Utah Marriage Equality Lunch Discussion
Jan. 21, 2014
Join Lambda and members of the Law and Social Change program of study for a student-led discussion regarding the recent same-sex marriage developments in Utah. Lunch provided!
Lambda Pub Crawl
Jan. 25, 2014
Join Lambda in a last hurrah before the new semester starts with a pub crawl! Further details and a pub itinerary forthcoming.
General Body Meeting
Jan. 29, 2014
Lambda’s first general body meeting of the new semester will be held on January 29. Dinner will be provided, and we will be discussing the upcoming events we have planned for this semester.
Pan-Harvard LGBTQ Conference
The inaugural Pan-Harvard LGBTQ Conference will be held February 1-2, 2014. This promises to be a memorable weekend, with confirmed speakers thus far including Kristin Beck, Kenji Yoshino, Caitlin Cahow, and many others. Check out the lineup and activities at www.lgbtqconferenceatharvard.org.
Transgender Rights Impact Litigation
Feb. 13, 2014
Zack Paakkonen, an attorney from Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, will speak about impact litigation focusing on transgender rights. Mr. Paakkonen joined GLAD’s Transgender Rights Project in 2013 after several years of advocating for the rights of the LGBTQ community through private practice in Maine. He specializes in representing LGBTQ clients in matters of family law, discrimination in school and employment, and within the penal system. His full biography can be found at http://www.glad.org/about/staff/zack-paakkonen. This session will also briefly discuss efforts to have HLS convert some restrooms on campus to gender neutral bathrooms. Non-pizza lunch will be provided.
Cosponsored with ACLU and the WLA.
Lambda Game Night with Prof. Glenn Cohen
February 15, 2014
Join Lambda for a night of merriment, food, and drinks at the home of faculty sponsor Glenn Cohen! The evening, which more likely than not will include Cards Against Humanity in addition to other fun options, is one you will not want to miss!
Pride @ Milbank Lambda Reception
February 18, 2014
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP, would like to invite all Lambda members to a special reception just for Lambda members. All members, not just 1L’s, are invited to drop by! The reservation is under “Milbank – Craig Gibson” and dress is casual..
Global Dispatches: LGBTQ Updates and Activism Around the World
February 24, 2014
Join HLS Lambda and LL.M. candidates from the class of 2014 for a lunch talk on LGBTQ updates and activism war stories from around the world. The lunch aims to provide students, advocates, and interested members of the Harvard community an opportunity to hear directly from international students regarding the ongoing efforts to ensure the health, dignity, security and justice for members of the LGBTQ community around the world. Hear perspectives on the LGBTQ battles being waged on foreign fronts directly from those who’ve been in the trenches: Litigation on India’s Sodomy Law; Hong Kong’s Transgender marriage case; Recent developments in UK jurisprudence and legislation on discrimination and equality; Intersex activism in Israel; LGBTQ activism in Georgia and “Corrective Rape” in South Africa.
Lesbians of Color Symposium
March 1, 2014
HLS Lambda is proud to co-sponsor the third annual Lesbians of Color Symposium with the Lesbians of Color Symposium Collective, Inc. The day’s agenda features a wealth of invigorating panels and breakout sessions. All Lambda members who attend are eligible for ticket reimbursement fromLambda. To register and find more information, please visit http://www.locscollective.org/#!2014-locs-registration/c17j2.
Lambda Spring Conference 2014
March 7, 2014
Visit our conference page here.
“Toilet Training” Screening and Discussion with Gabriel Arkles
March 26, 2014
Join Professor and trans*-rights activist Gabriel Arkles for a screening of “Toilet Training,” a Sylvia Rivera Law Project documentary about the vital import of gender-inclusive bathrooms. The 30-minute film addresses the persistent discrimination, harassment, and violence that people who transgress gender norms face in gender-segregated bathrooms. It focuses on bathroom access in public space, in schools, and at work. A discussion will follow the presentation. Lunch will be provided.
Weil Gotshal Lambda 1L Dinner and Cocktails
March 26, 2014
Grafton Street, 1230 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
“Out in the Workplace” Panel
April 2, 2014
A panel of attorneys will provide insights about their experiences being out at work and answer questions from the audience. Confirmed panelists thus far include Brent Byars, HLS ’09 (Cravath, Swaine & Moore), Lisa Lofdahl, HLS ’99 (Sullivan & Cromwell), and Jamie Hoag (Deputy Legal Counsel to Massachusetts Mayor Deval Patrick). Lunch will be served!