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Diversity Equity and Inclusion Webinar: How to Have Difficult ConversationsApr 22, 2021 04:00 PM Try to think of the last time you had a conversation that was not easy due to perceived or actual cultural/socioeconomic factors. How did you feel before you began talking? Did you harbor expectations as to how the conversation would proceed and conclude? How did you feel once the conversation ended? Did you accomplish your goals?An important step in your Branch’s journey toward true equity, diversity, and inclusion is having open and honest conversations. Join Jesse Ohrenberger and members of the AAUW Inclusion & Equity Committee to learn foundational skills for successfully navigating these kinds of conversations, including how to create safe and inclusive spaces by setting ground rules and managing community agreements.Register Here: us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_y_Q6s7SlQF2QwNyJ4dOrpw?emci=ea03c779-dc8b-eb11-85aa-00155d43c... ...
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The Western Carolina University chapter of AAUW would like to invite you to the Spring 2021 Professional Development Series: Pathways to Leadership - Law. Panelists will discuss how they selected their careers in law as well as obstacles and advantages they have experienced as women. Panelists will offer advice to women who have or are considering careers in the field of law. This event will last 50 minutes with a 10-minute question period to follow.Law: April 21, 2021 6:00 pm – 7:00 pmInvited Speakers:Heather Baker, County Attorney for Jackson CountyBonnie Claxton, attorney, Eastern Band of Cherokee IndiansModerator: Dr. Mickey RandolphRegister here: wcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkcuigqT4tEtRl8XedSzwfPKjiTyQLqqx7?_x_zm_rtaid=GMVjxPHaTo6z-T_boGa...Heather C. Baker, JDHeather Baker received an associate degree from Oxford College of Emory University, a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from UNC Chapel Hill and a Juris Doctor degree from Carolina Law. Ms. Baker practiced law in North Dakota before moving back to Jackson County, North Carolina to practice in 1996.Most of her legal career has been in private practice and with the District Attorney’s office as an assistant district attorney in Western North Carolina. In 2015 she accepted the job as the first full-time county attorney for Jackson County as well as being the first female attorney for the county. Ms. Baker is involved with North Carolina Association of County Attorneys, 30th Judicial District Bar (Western District) and the North Carolina Bar Association. She previously served on the North Carolina State Bar Ethics Committee and the North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education. She has been an instructor at Southwestern Community College in Sylva, North Carolina. Ms. Baker also works with several area non-profits. She is currently serving as president of the Great Smokies Health Foundation. Ms. Baker also serves as president of the newly formed Center for Domestic Peace, which is bringing domestic violence services back to a Jackson County agency. She also serves on the boards of REACH of Macon County, KIDS Place, and AWAKE.Bonnie Claxton, JDBonnie Claxton is an attorney licensed to practice law in North Carolina and an enrolled member of the Chickasaw Nation. Bonnie grew up in Sylva, North Carolina, and graduated from Smoky Mountain High School in 2004. She attended the University of Georgia, where she graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a minor in Spanish. She earned her Juris Doctor degree in 2013 from William Mitchell College of Law in Minnesota (now Mitchell Hamline), where she focused on federal Indian law and tribal law. In law school, Bonnie was president of the Native American Law Students Association and chair of the Minnesota Justice Foundation. Bonnie began her legal career in private practice at Coward, Hicks, & Siler in Sylva. She then accepted a position as a staff attorney at Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Sylva Office, where she primarily represented members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) and survivors of domestic violence. In 2016, the EBCI launched a new tribal program to provide civil legal services to enrolled members. Bonnie became the first manager of the EBCI Legal Assistance Office. The Legal Assistance office provides represents enrolled members of the EBCI with legal issues including domestic violence, child custody, parent representation in family safety court, adult guardianship, involuntary commitment, and end of life planning.Bonnie lives in Sylva with her husband and two wild boys. ...
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