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Fund BLSA's Community Economic Development Grants
Join us with a donation of any size or by attending a fundraising event.
CUNY BLSA (Black Law Student Association) is a chapter of the National Black Law Student Association that is committed to clearing the pathways for future Black attorneys. As part of our mission, we support current students seeking to practice, in the words of CUNY’s motto "law in service of human needs." In the past, we have fundraised over $20,000 in BLSA Community Economic Development Grants which funds summer internships for BLSA members.
This year BLSA will be awarding Summer Grants funding in three categories:
- BLSA Summer '21 Grant in Recognition of Outstanding Leadership in the BIPOC Student Community at CUNY Law
- BLSA Summer '21 Grant in Recognition of Outstanding Leadership in the Black & Latino Student Community at CUNY Law
- **NEW** BLSA Summer '21 Mental Wellness Grant for students in need of financial support to address barriers to their academic success.
Past Fundraising Events
BLSA's Spring Virtual Gala
This year's Spring Gala will be held on Friday, April 30, 2021 from 6-8PM featuring recognition of Professors and Alum of color, voted on by the BLSA members to receive honorary awards for their leadership.
CUNY BLSA Friendsgiving: Black Food Justice Amidst a Global Pandemic
Saturday November 21st, 12 PM – 3 PM
Join us for a Friendsgiving affair where participants will not only learn what they can do to address the food justice inequality impacting Black and Brown communities by top Food Justice and Economics scholars but they will also get exclusive access to culturally-centered culinary and mixology demonstrations by in-demand food & beverage industry influencers. Moreover, this event features live entertainment, networking, access to Bar Association memberships, Black-owned merchandise, exclusive recipes, and food justice research—all valued at over $200—for a donation of $28. All proceeds go towards CUNY School of Law BLSA 2021 Summer Grant funding.
Read more about the event here.
$28 Donation provides access to the event. (Purchase on registration page required)
$5 Donation gives access to event raffle prizes (black owned-merchandise, Masks, Sweaters, Hats and more)
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