Quarter for a Future Lawyer
Organized by: Shay Bullock
August 15, 2017
I'm here to make a difference! To tell the stories of the forgotten, to stand for change and; to actively participate in the pursuit of civil rights and social justice. I start law school at Wake Forest University's School of Law in the fall and invite you to join me on this journey.
The epiphany came in 2013 with the upsurge of publicized incidents of black males being killed and/or victimized by white law enforcement officials. I felt an unyielding desire to be involved beyond the occasional social media “repost” and “hashtag” that has become commonplace amongst millennials advocating for change. I knew that I had to actively participate in the conversation, to lead programs and; to advocate for justice and a soothing of racial tensions. I spent years working as a Legal Assistant in entertainment and entertainment law is undeniably stimulating, but the pursuit of civil rights and justice is MUCH more gratifying. The epiphany: “My affinity to enrich others would best be served formulating strategies and campaigns founded in hedging injustices.”
So with my first rally for justice (for Trayvon Martin), I better understood my purpose. Rallying there among DIVERSE people all UNITED for justice, I could finally reflect on the Civil Rights Movement and the efforts of leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and declare that I truly understand the unwavering desire to actively pursue equality and justice for all.
With diligence and hard work I have been blessed to raise (scholarship & savings) 20k towards my first year expenses. I would be honored if you could support my efforts to cover the remaining balance.
I'm asking for a "quarter for a future lawyer"! Something as small as a quarter would make a big difference!
Check out my blogs at shaytheplug.com and lifeasshay.com