Past Events

Nassau County Women’s Bar Association Annual Dinner – 80th Anniversary

Amistad continues to spread its wings! On June 15, 2017, The Nassau County Women’s Bar Association held its annual dinner at The Carltun, Eisenhower Park, and commemorated its 80th anniversary, with Chief Judge Janet DiFiore as its keynote speaker. Former Past President Cherice Vanderhall (2015) was installed as its Corresponding Secretary and Former Past President …

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Suffolk County Bar Association Leadership Institute

On June 7, 2017, Amistad Past President, Hon. Derrick Robinson hosted the Suffolk County Bar Association Leadership Institute, who also chairs the institute. Amistad Member Victoria Gumbs Moore was a presenter at the program. With regards to the program, Hofstra Law 2L student Destiny Holliday at the following to say– Last week, I attended a …

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NBA Regional Conference

Former president, and current member Kevin Satterfield was the guest speaker at the NBA Regional Conference in Manhattan. His speech,”Civil Rights in the Age of Trump” focused on our roles as truth-tellers and lawyer activists during the age of the current administration.

New York Diversity Forum

Former President Kevin Satterfield sat as a panelist at the New York Diversity Forum at the Federal Courthouse in Brooklyn. The panel was focused on racial profiling and law enforcement. Mr. Satterfield focused on the historical and philosophy drivers of racial profiling in the African American and Hispanic communities.

Amistad Attends Hofstra’s Annual BLSA Alumni Brunch

On March 18, Amistad President J. Stewart Moore attended Hofstra Law’s BLSA Alumni Brunch “Honoring the Past and Shaping the Future.” BLSA honored Roland Nicholson, ’74 the Founder of Hofstra Law’s BLSA Chapter and Carl E. Heastie, Speaker of the New York State Assembly. Amistad continues to be committed to fostering a strong relationship with …

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Amistad LIBBA & LI Hispanic Bar Association Meet with the Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent Demarco

On February 27, 2017, members of the Amistad Long Island Black Bar Association and the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association had a session with the Suffolk County Sheriff regarding the policy of the Detainment of the Undocumented at the Cohalan Courthouse. Attendees included Phil Solages, LaToya James and Past President & current Executive Director of …

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“School to Prison Pipeline” Panel Discussion

The Amistad Long Island Black Bar Association and Legislator Carrie Solages hosted a Documentary Screening of “The School to Prison Pipeline” by InsideOut followed by an extremely informative and lively panel discussion concerning the issues that young black men face in an increasingly prison school culture. Many thanks to Legislator Carrie Solages for extending this …

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