Annual Law and Society Week Will Explore Child Abuse, Elder Abuse, and Immigration Issue

PHILADELPHIA, February 14, 2012 — The Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society at Community College of Philadelphia will host the 13th annual Law and Society Week Feb. 25-March 2. The week of informative events and lectures will address the topics of child sexual abuse, elder abuse, immigration and others relating to “The Voiceless” members of our society.

This annual examination of the intersection between the legal system and the citizens is hosted by the College’s faculty and other professionals in the fields of law and justice. It serves is an educational experience for students, the College family, professionals in the legal arena and the general public.

Some highlights during Law and Society Week are:

  • Join us for an opening reception, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the Library in the Mint Building and mingle with presenters, exhibitors and fellow attendees. Be sure to bring your mobile device and take a minute to check out the QR codes for the treasure hunt.
  • Tours of the Mobile Command Post of the Homeland Security Unit of the Philadelphia Police Department, which will be parked in front of the Mint Building on Spring Garden at 17th Street, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 27. The tours will start hourly.
  • Lost Dreams on Canvas: Portraits of Murder Victims, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 27-Thursday, March 1, in the Mint Rotunda. This exhibit includes more than 150 portraits of innocent victims of random violence painted by Philadelphia area artists who donated their time and talent.
  • A panel discussion with Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey; Radnor Township Police Department Superintendent William Colarulo; Keith Sadler, chief of police, Lancaster City Bureau of Police; and Martin Wusinich, chief of police, Media Borough Police Department. Tuesday Feb. 28, 12:30 to 1:50 pm., Room S2-19, Winnet Building, 17th between Callowhill and Spring Garden Streets.

A complete list of Law and Society Week events can be found at: http://path.ccp.edu/site/law_center/law_week.php. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Some events qualify for continuing education credits.