Author, Attorney Jasmine Rand Keynote’s “Networking in Higher Education” Conference in Buffalo

The Minority Faculty and Staff Association (MFSA) at the University at Buffalo, in collaboration with the Association of Faculty and Staff of African Descent (AFSAD) at Buffalo State College, and Cultural Voice Box, will host the eighth biennial conference, “Networking in Higher Education: Building Bridges for a Better Tomorrow,” on Friday, June 21  at the Buffalo Niagara Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden from 8 a.m. to 4p.m. The event will provide an opportunity for the community-at-large to engage in a critical dialogue about educational issues facing people of color be they scholars, teachers, counselors, parents, or students at all levels.

Workshops will be offered throughout the day as well as an exciting luncheon keynote  address by the internationally known author attorney and scholar  Jasmine Rand.   

Jasmine Rand is probably best known as the attorney of the Trayvon Martin family and from her countless appearances in the media concerning this world-famous case.   Rand is not only a professor, national legal analyst, international legal consultant, lecturer, columnist and civil rights leader, she is also the founding attorney of Rand Law, L.L.C., a Miami-based civil litigation firm. She excels in civil rights and human rights, catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases, and is currently involved in police brutality cases throughout the nation from the LAPD to the NYPD.In addition to networks such as CNN, MSNBC, she also appears on numerous international networks in Jamaica, Colombia and Japan.    

Registration and conference details can be found at the conference website: http://www.buffalo.edu/ mfsa.html.  Conference Fee: -$135.00 (Professionals); $65.00 (Students); $65.00 (Luncheon Only) Proceeds to benefit scholarships for undergraduate students at-tending the University at Buffalo and Buffalo State College.

For more information contact

Dr. Lorna Perez perezll@buffalostate.edu 

For registration/payment: Kevin Ragland ragland@buffalo.edu

or call 716-645-1346