Daily Briefs

Michigan Women Lawyers Meet-up for a Virtual Book Tour

On September 25at 8 p.m., the author Minda Harts is hosting The Memo Virtual Experience, an interactive discussion based on her book, “The Memo.” Harts speaks on women of color in the workplace, including the needed ally-ship of women of color and white women so everyone can lean in and move gender diversity forward.

The Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (Wayne and Tip of the Mitt Regions) and The National Association of Judges (NAWJ) Michigan Chapter want Michigan women lawyers and their friends and allies to meet-up in this virtual space and participate. The goal is simple: Michigan women lawyers and judges of all backgrounds and experiences will have a shared experience and then an opportunity to begin discussions in local bar associations, firms, law schools, and courthouses to embark upon sustained equity and equality for women in the legal profession. Research has documented trends such as pay equity and the lack of women attorneys in senior partnerships or judgeships.

The price of admission is $25 per person and tickets are available on Eventbrite:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-memo-virtual-experience-tickets-117587502385

WLAM and NAWJ do not receive proceeds from tickets or any event sales.

If you have any questions about participating in this meet-up event, please email Zenell Brown, zenellbrown@comcast.net.


Two new beighborhood testing sites to offer COVID-19 testing

Two additional Neighborhood Testing Sites, one in Detroit and one in Muskegon, are opening this week, bringing the total number of community sites offering COVID-19 testing to 19. The Michigan Department of the Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is working with community partners including churches, community colleges and nonprofit organizations to launch the sites.

Testing is free and locations were chosen in part to help address racial and ethnic disparities that had existed prior to the pandemic and were exacerbated by the virus. Language translation is being provided at all sites, as well as assistance for the deaf and hard of hearing.

The new sites join 17 other sites in Albion, Detroit, Ecorse, Flint, Graying, Lansing, Niles, Roseville, Saginaw and Wayne. Additional sites are slated in Benton Harbor, Grand Rapids and Warren.

Testing sites are offering saliva tests, which are less invasive than nasal swabs and may make the testing process more tolerable for some people. Appointments are strongly encouraged and can be made either by calling the COVID-19 hotline at 888-535-6136 and selecting “1” or online. Walk-ins will be taken as space allows, but pre-registration is strongly advised. Online registration is available at Michigan.gov/CoronavirusTest through Solv.

Test results can be obtained via phone, email or by logging into the results portal.

The new Detroit test site opening this week is located at Bethel Baptist Church East, 5715 Holcomb Street, Suite 33, Detroit – Open Monday, Sept. 14. Hours: Mondays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Wednesdays 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Fridays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


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