CSCRE Presents Lawrence Baca


Contributed by Mel Ginsberg-Stevens

The Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity welcomes its second speaker in the Spring Faculty Fellows Workshop and Lecture Series. Lawrence Baca will be conducting a faculty workshop on the development of the Native American Studies minor curriculum on March 17 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Klingenstein Lounge. Advance sign-up is required.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Melissa Ginsberg, 274-1056.

In addition to the faculty workshop, Baca will be presenting a lecture with the title, "A Short History of Indian Tribal Sovereignty -- from 'Domestic Dependant Nations' to 'Exercising Powers Inconsistent with their Status.'" This lecture will take place on March 18 at 7:00 p.m. in Textor 101. The event is free and open to the public with refreshments served afterwards.

Lawrence Baca is a Pawnee Indian and a senior trial attorney in the civil rights division of the United States Department of Justice. He is currently a deputy director of the Office of Tribal Justice. In 1999, Minority Lawyer Magazine selected him as the first American Indian attorney ever profiled in that magazine. He has also written articles on the necessity for diversity in the legal community including "Reflections on Diversity in the Public Law Office by the DOJ Civil Rights Division's First Indian Lawyer" in the Public Lawyer, winter 2003 and "Diversity and the Federal Bar Association" in The Federal Lawyer, February, 2003. Baca is a noted amateur photographer whose work has appeared on the cover of the Federal Bar Association magazine nine times.

Contributed by Melissa Ginsberg