Commission on Human Rights
Commission holds Color of Justice Program at Northern Kentucky University
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights on Sept. 30, 2006, held its Color of Justice program to encourage minority youth to consider careers in the law. Over 50 students attended the event at the Chase Law School of Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Ky.
The Color of Justice is a free program. It is designed to encourage people between 13 and 18 years of age to attend college and join the legal profession by exposing them to judges, lawyers and law students who speak to them about achieving their goals.
The Color of Justice focuses on career preparation, panel discussions with judges and lawyers, law students sharing personal and professional insights, and small group discussions during lunch.
Anyone wishing to participate in a future Color of Justice program or anyone interested in having The Color of Justice come to your area may contact Cynthia Fox at the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights at (800) 292-5566.
The program held at Chase Law School was the third Color of Justice presentation in Kentucky. The first was held in October 2005 at the University of Louisville, and the second was held in April 2006 at the University of Kentucky.
The programs were secured with grants from the National Association of Women Judges, of which Linda Strite Murnane, the executive director of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, is a member. The National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) launched its first Color of Justice program in St. Louis Mo., in August 2001. Since that time NAWJ members have held Color of Justice programs across the U.S., including in California, New York, New Jersey and Wisconsin.
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is the state government agency that enforces the Kentucky Civil Rights Act and policies of federal laws prohibiting discrimination on behalf of the people of Kentucky.