Join us for our annual holiday party and election of the board!
Golden Road Brewing, 1830 L St. Sacramento CA 95811
Thursday, December 15th, 2022, 6:00PM-9:00 PM
Congratulations to our 2022 Unity Bar Dinner Honorees!
There were over 300 attendees at the Unity Bar of Sacramento’s annual dinner on Thursday, November 10 at the Grand Ballroom in downtown Sacramento. Hosted by the Cruz Reynoso Bar Association and organized by representatives of the Unity Bar Affiliate Planning Committee from each of the Unity Bar associations (see program below for details) and the Cruz Reynoso Bar Association Internal Planning Committee, the evening was a beautiful celebration of Dia de Los Muertos - one of remembrance and celebration.
SacLegal Co-Chair AJ Wipfler (he/him) and SacLegal Board Member and planning committee member Lexi Howard (she/her) and other SacLegal members attended. Introducing SacLegal’s presentation of awards, Lexi remarked upon the historic confirmation that morning of Justice Kelli Evans, an African American, lesbian woman as the newest Associate Justice to the California Supreme Court. AJ and Lexi presented Unity Bar Scholarships, jointly from the Unity Bar and SacLegal, to law students Riss Aguilar (2L, UC Davis) and Fay Pao (4L, Lincoln Law School of Sacramento). Lexi and AJ also presented the SacLegal’s Unity Bar community service award to Dr. Clint Hopkins and Joel Hockman, co-owners of Pucci’s Pharmacy.
About SacLegal’s Unity Bar Awardees:
Scholarship recipient, Riss Aguilar (they/them):
· Riss has a deep commitment to queer and trans BIPOC folks and related queer
and trans BIPOC joy.
· Riss tries to bring trans positivity into every space they occupy.
· Riss has a deep love for their dog, street tacos, and Arizona sunsets.
Scholarship recipient, Fay Pao (they/them):
· Fay works full-time as a Legal Analyst at the California Civil Rights Department.
· In 2021, Fay re-founded Lambda Law Student Association at Lincoln Law School
with the goals of increasing the visibility of LGBTQ+ legal professionals and
connecting students with professional opportunities. Fay is the current President
of Lincoln Lambda.
· Fay is passionate about environmental conservation and restoration, and
volunteers at the Sacramento Valley Conservancy .
Community service honoree, Pucci’s Pharmacy:
· Dr. Clint Hopkins (he/him) and Joel Hockman (he/him) are the owners of Pucci’s
Pharmacy, an independent pharmacy located at 3257 Folsom Blvd. in East
· Pucci’s Pharmacy is one of only a few pharmacies in the country that is offering
monkeypox vaccinations because many pharmacies won’t participate due to lack
of reimbursement from insurers.
· Pucci’s Pharmacy has a long history of serving customers that other pharmacies
have shunned or ignored. At the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic many chain
pharmacies were turning away customers with visible signs of the disease and
refusing to stock the life-saving medications that they needed. But Tom and Linda
Nelson, the couple who then owned Pucci’s Pharmacy, swam against that tide. Dr.
Clint Hopkins said: “Tom welcomed those patients with open arms – and was the
first pharmacy and really the only pharmacy for a very long time in Sacramento
where HIV meds could be obtained. That’s built our wonderful connection to the
community, specifically the over-affected LGBT community.”
Transgender Day of Remembrance
November 20th is the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance ("TDOR"), honoring the memory of those whose lives have been lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.
California Attorney General Rob Bonta Speaks Up for Trans Youth Rights
Last week, Attorney General Rob Bonta filed an amicus brief in A.M. v. Indianapolis Public Schools in support of Trans Rights, specifically the ability of elementary students to play school sports. Click here to read the full press release.
2022 U.S. Trans Survey Open Until November 21
Calling all trans people (binary and nonbinary), age 16 and older, who live in the United States or a U.S. territory to complete the 2022 U.S. Trans Survey. The survey is anonymous and is being conducted by the National Center for Transgender Equality in partnership with the National Black Trans Advocacy Coalition, Trans Latin@ Coalition, and National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance. Click here for more information or to take the survey.
2023 Williams Institute Moot Court Competition
The Williams Institute hosts the only national moot court competition dedicated exclusively to sexual orientation and gender identity law. The competition provides an opportunity for law studetn competitors to write an appellate brief on a current legal topic and to argue the case before a panel of judges.
Registration ends December 2, 2022
At Holiday Hits with a Splash of Sass, you will enjoy traditional and secular holiday favorites, a couple of non-holiday but befitting tunes, and a few songs that are sure to become your new holiday favorites. And there are always unexpected moments during each concert. Last year’s audience was surprised by a wedding dress-clad bowl of mashed potatoes being wooed by a gravy boat wearing a tuxedo. You won’t want to miss this year’s fun!
FIVE Shows this year!
Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 9, 10, 12, & 13
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Curtain up at 7:00 pm
Sunday, Dec. 11
Doors open at 2:30 pm
Curtain up at 3:00 pm
United Church of Christ
2700 L Street, Sacramento
--- SAVE THE DATE FOR LAVENDER LAW® 2023 ---
The National LGBTQ+ Bar is thrilled to announce the 2023 Lavender Law® Conference & Career Fair will now run earlier on Monday, July 24 - Wednesday, July 26!
The Conference will take place at the Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile in Chicago. The Association cannot wait to bring more than 1,700 attorneys, judges, law students, and other legal professionals together for the largest gathering of LGBTQ+ legal professionals in North America. The conference is moving to July at the request of many recruiting law firms, corporations, nonprofits, and government agencies.
The event will include three days of lively CLE and gatherings, networking opportunities, and the largest diversity career fair with LGBTQ+ law students and young lawyers interested in internship and full-time opportunities.
There are also exciting new changes for this year's Conference, including some additional networking opportunities for students and recruiters:
The Career Fair will take place on the first full-day of the Conference, Monday, July 24th, a better time for recruiters.
The first-ever Recruiter and Student Mixer will be held on Sunday, July 23rd, the evening before the start of the Conference.
Mark your calendars! Registration will open early January 2023!
For Sponsorship information, download Registration form or contact Barbara Souza at [email protected].
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