Over 250 students from West Contra Costa high schools attended Law Day 2017.
Attending the event, held at the Salesian Boys and Girls Club in Richmond, were elected officials and law enforcement agencies from across the Bay Area.
One of the event organizers, Uche Uwahemu said one of the main goals of Law Day is to encourage high school seniors, especially minority students, to go to law school or seek a career in law enforcement: “Be part of the solution.
Steve Alameda, executive director of the Salesian Boys and Girls Club, told the students that they all have memberships to the club for the remainder of the year.
Keynote speaker and civil rights attorney Dan Siegel, reminded the young people that “he law is a system to rationalize and maintain the status quo. The (Constitution’s) Fourteenth Amendment equal protection clause challenged that status quo.”
Siegel encouraged the students to be change makers.