Powerful Women: January 13, 2016

arguelloIn the first of its 2016 Powerful Women series, Pikes Peak Women welcomes Christine M. Arguello – a federal judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado – who was recently inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame as the first Hispanic appointed to Federal District Court and first Colorado Hispanic promoted to partner at a major law firm. Judge Arguello will share her inspirational personal journey from “boxcar to the bench,” as well as her perspective on critical decisions that shape legislation statewide.

In October, Judge Arguello issued a decision striking down Grand Junction’s panhandling ordinance as it relates to soliciting in public places. Her ruling had ramifications for cities and towns statewide with similar laws, which she characterized as taking “a sledgehammer to a problem that can and should be solved with a scalpel.”

Judge Arguello also leads a statewide program to support high school seniors from under-represented populations who are considering a career in the law.

Where: Students are still on break, so campus parking is free in the main public structure [#230] – which is directly downslope from The Lodge [LODG]. If you’re unfamiliar with the campus, navigate online to map.uccs.edu for an overview, along with links to more detailed PDF parking and facility diagrams.

When: We’ll meet-and-greet with our speaker at 5:30 pm, with remarks following promptly at 6:00.
RSVP: Light refreshments will be provided by our venue host and attendance is FREE with your courtesy RSVP to: pikespeakwomen@gmail.com

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