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A celebration ‘Out of the Mountain of Despair, A Stone of Hope’ held

Vermont Law School honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Tuesday

Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 12:45 p.m.—SOUTH ROYALTON — Vermont Law School’s Office of Student Affairs and Diversity presents a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration entitled “Out of the Mountain of Despair, A Stone of Hope” from 12:45 to 2 p.m. in the Chase Community Center.

The guest speaker will be the Honorable Anna Blackburne-Rigsby, Chief Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

Before March 2017, Blackburne-Rigsby served as an associate judge of the D.C. Court of Appeals. She chairs the Joint Committee on Judicial Administration for the District of Columbia court system and is currently an adjunct professor at the David A. Clarke School of Law at the University of the District of Columbia.

“We are honored to have such a distinguished and accomplished jurist with us for this event,” said Shirley A. Jefferson, associate dean for student affairs and diversity and associate professor of law. “Chief Judge Blackburne-Rigsby brings a long and storied career both in private practice and on the bench.”

Born in Washington, D.C., Blackburne-Rigsby earned a bachelor of arts degree from Duke University and a law degree from Howard University School of Law. She was named “2018 Woman Lawyer of the Year” by the Women’s Bar Association of D.C.

The event is free and open to the public and press. Refreshments will be provided after the talk. For more information or to watch via livestream, go to vermontlaw.edu/live.

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