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Center for Latino and Latina Rights and Equality Honored at Queens Hispanic Heritage Month Event

October 15, 2015

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown honored CUNY Law’s Center for Latino and Latina Rights and Equality (CLORE), presenting the center with a proclamation and honoring CLORE, its director, CUNY professor Natalie Gomez-Velez, and CLORE fellows past and present for its work as an advocate for civil rights.

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Photo courtesy of Queens Boro President Office

The Queens Women’s Bar Association also presented CLORE with an award, during that organization’s recent Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at Queens Borough Hall.

“CLORE has made a significant impact in educating lawyers, law students, scholars and the general public about issues affecting Latinos and Latinas. It also advocates for full inclusion of the Latino community in important areas of our society, including education, employment, the justice system and the democratic process. CLORE deserves to be commended for its passionate pursuit of the expansion of civil rights,” said Queens Borough President Melinda Katz.

“We are honored to receive these recognitions that highlight our work educating academia, the legal community and the general public on the status of Latinos and Latinas,” said Prof. Gomez-Velez. “We are proud to support community efforts to bolster the advancement of Latino/as and other underrepresented groups.”

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CLORE Day Proclamation

Earlier this month, CLORE held its Sixth Annual Supreme Court Review, in partnership with the Hispanic National Bar Association and the Puerto Rican Bar Association. The event educates lawyers and the public about the meaning and implications of key Supreme Court decisions affecting civil rights and equality.

CLORE engages the scholarly, advocacy, legal, and local communities in public education, legal scholarship, and policy initiatives designed to improve conditions affecting Latino/as in New York City and beyond.

 

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