Transatlantic Connections Conference | Keynote Judge Helen Shores-Lee
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My Journey to Equality
Drew University is honored to have the Honorable Helen Shores-Lee travel to Donegal to address our conference. Judge Lee is travelling with students and faculty from Birmingham Southern College, Alabama. Judge Lee will speak about her father's involvement in the Civil Rights movement in Alabama, and its influence upon her. She has truly lived up to her father’s legacy, the late Arthur Shores, attorney and civic leader. He too was a pioneer because of his active involvement in many civil rights cases, including the integration of the University of Alabama as well as Brown vs. Board of Education.
The Honorable Helen Shores-Lee was appointed Circuit Judge of the Tenth Judicial Court of Alabama by Governor Don Siegelman and assumed the bench in January 2003. Judge Lee became the first African-American woman to serve in the Civil Division of the Circuit Court of Jefferson County.She is a member of the American Bar Association, Alabama State Bar, Birmingham Bar, Magic City Bar and National Bar Association.
The Transatlantic Connections Conference will open on Wednesday January 11th at 7pm, beginning a four-day program of panels, lectures, keynote talks and cultural events by guest speakers from home and abroad.Panels continue on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Lunchtime lectures with guest speakers take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with Keynote Lectures each of the evenings. There is also an Arts Program, including Arts Corner talks, Art Exhibitions and live music each evening.
Conference panels, lectures, arts and events are all open to the public and free of charge.
There are two main venues for all events:
The Conference website is www.taccireland.com