February 05, 2017

Legal expert to speak on forms of ethnic intimidation Feb. 9

Robyn McCoy's talk on Feb. 9 is LBC approved and sponsored by the Department of Africology and African American Studies.

Legal expert to speak on forms of ethnic intimidation Feb. 9 at Student Center

YPSILANTI -  An expert on the area justice system will speak about ethnic intimidation and knowing your individual rights when encountering police or facing immigration challenges during a talk at noon on Thursday, Feb. 9.

Robyn L. McCoy, a partner in the firm of McCoy & Associates, will give a talk entitled,

“Knowing Your Rights When Encountering: Police, Immigration, or You are a Victim of Ethnic intimidation.”

The lecture will run from 12-2 p.m. in room 310 of the Student Center. The lecture is open to the campus community and is LBC credit approved. Light refreshments will be served. The talk is sponsored by the EMU Department of Africology and African American Studies, and is part of Black History Month at the University.

McCoy has worked with the Legal Aid Defender’s Association, and currently works with the Michigan Children’s Law Center.

She is a member of the Black Women Lawyers of Michigan, the Wolverine Bar Association, the Wayne County Criminal Defense Bar, the National Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan and the Washtenaw County Bar Association. 

She is the past President of the Vanzetti Hamilton Bar Association (the African American Bar Association for Washtenaw County) and served as a member of the Board for the Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Chapter of the Black Chamber of Commerce.

For more information on the talk or Black History Month, call Victor Okafor, head of the Department of Africology and African American Studies, at 734-487-3460.

About Eastern Michigan University

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Contact Geoff Larcom, glarcom@emich.edu, 734.487.4401

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