Panel: Misconstrued Identities Part of ‘Our Nebraska’

Date: Time: 11:30 am–1:00 pm
East Campus, Law College Auditorium Room: 115 - Auditorium
1875 N 42nd St
Lincoln NE 68503
Contact: Charlie Foster, 402-472-5500
Identities tell us who we are based on social group characteristics and the culture in which we live, but often our self-defined identities may not match those others interpret or assume. Through a panel conversation, we’ll discuss how to handle misconstrued identities and share strategies for educating others on identities. Lunch provided by Raising Cane’s.

Panelists
- Toni Wilson is an associate with Mora James Law Firm where she practices Criminal Defense as well as Domestic & Family law and Immigration law.
- Masood Siddiqi is a Nebraska alumnus who studied textiles, clothing and design, and has worked at Men’s Wearhouse for 18 years as regional trainer/manager.
- Jill D. Flagelis director of Faculty/Staff Disability Services where she works to create a level playing field for employees with physical disabilities and with mental illness, as required by the ADA.
- Gabe Bruguier is a graduate student who works at the Mid-America Transportation Center at Nebraska and serves as a commissioner for the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs.
- Moderated by Kristen Blankley, an Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska College of Law and Director of the Robert J. Kutak Center for the Teaching and Study of Applied Ethics, who teaches on a wide variety of alternative dispute resolution and ethics topics, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and legal ethics. Professor Blankley is also an active scholar in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution, publishing on arbitration, mediation, and ethics in alternative dispute resolution issues. She has written on topics including class action arbitrations, judicial review of arbitration awards, mediation ethics, and mediation confidentiality. In addition, Prof. Blankley is an active mediator and facilitator, working with parties in a wide variety of situations, including employment disputes, family disputes, and disputes with youth.

Co-sponsored by the Student Bar Association, Multi-Cultural Society/BLSA, International Law Society, Family Law/ADR, American Constitutional Society, Women’s Law Caucus and J. Reuben Clark Law Society.

Additional Public Info:

http://go.unl.edu/ournebraska

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