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November 08, 2018

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Long Beach Branch NAACP

Celebrating Law Day for 17 years, the Long Beach Branch NAACP continues to have a measurable impact on students in the Long Beach area, helping over 60,000 young people explore paths to success in the legal field.

Long Beach Branch NAACP partnered with Keesal, Young & Logan (KSL) again this year, as well as with local bar associations, Asian American bar groups, law offices, and the city prosecutor and city attorney. The Law Day programming brought more than 250 students from the local school district, and youth from domestic violence and human trafficking shelters to the KSL offices to gain a better understanding of the American legal system and United States government.

The learning activities included: a keynote from the city prosecutor; engaging in scavenger hunts; trivia games and role playing simulations on who has what powers; viewing the Constitutional Hall video; and interacting in nearly 70 small groups, giving students the opportunity to dialogue directly and candidly with lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals. This portion of the day concluded with youth in the 100 Black Men of Long Beach presenting a separation of powers oral reading, using the end scene of Marvel’s Black Panther film as a point of departure. Career shadowing time and courtroom tours commenced after the Law Day programming.