Greetings SRBLSA Family!
It is a pleasure and honor to serve as Regional Chair of the Sophisticated Southern Region of the National Black Law Students Association. As a region, we want to not only serve as a voice for black law students, but as a voice for our generation. Our theme this year is "Pushing Progress Through the Pipeline." Come join our movement as we enhance our leadership skills as young and bold leaders of the South. We plan to empower our region in two ways: (1) Educating our Youth, and (2) Educating our Community. We plan to empower our youth by educating them on the importance of civic engagement and assisting in their academic/career planning while encouraging diversity in the legal profession. We will also stay abreast on educational issues affecting us as law students. We plan to empower our community by educating them on the laws impacting the region including healthcare, environmental justice issues, and the laws impacting their right to vote so they can become informed voters.
The SRBLSA Regional Convention will be February 12-February 16, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida. This year, we look forward to revamping our regional programming to include professional and leadership development workshops, panel discussions on issues relevant to minorities , and a pre-law workshop series for the undergraduates in Jacksonville, FL while increasing the number of participants in our annual competitions.
Thank you for your dedication, support, and investment in SRBLSA. This year is sure to be a monumental and groundbreaking year as we continue to serve you. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions.
In SRBLSA Love,
Ruth L. Tisdale
Wake Forest University School of Law
Juris Doctor Candidate, Class of 2014
Southern Regional Chair, 2013-2014