What we're about
Our group is comprised of professionals who care and think deeply about social justice issues and support equality for all people. We will convene monthly in the Reno area to discuss issues that impact society. An agenda will be set for each month's salon, but time will allow for the introduction of additional topics.
Meeting One: Poverty and the Law
Discussion will focus on substantive areas of social justice in law, including civil rights, poverty law, and the rights of defendants and prisoners—as well as the challenges that lawyers encounter when representing vulnerable or marginalized clients and causes.
Meeting Two: Gay Social Justice
Discussion will focus on discrimination of gays and lesbians from a social justice perspective. Areas examined include civil unions, gay marriages, adoptions, hate crime legislation and cessation of the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Pursue” policy, advocating for inclusion of open gays and lesbians in military positions and commandership.
Meeting Three: The Social Justice of Choice
Forty-three years after the Supreme Court established the right to a safe and legal abortion in Roe v. Wade, the stakes have never been higher for those on both sides of the abortion debate. States have enacted 288 new abortion restrictions in the past five years that have shut down a slew of clinics across the country, and the next president could nominate Supreme Court justices who will determine the fate of legal abortion for decades to come. Discussion will focus on current challenges to Roe v. Wade and highlight trends to monitor in 2016.
Would you like to suggest topics for our next few discussions? Please get involved.