MIAMI (February 23, 2011)– Florida International University College of Law will host a reception in honor of Haitian artist Sophia LaCroix and in honor of Black History Month.   In her works, Sophia Lacroix uses powerful imagery and strong colors to convincingly portray the strength and bravery of the Haitian people, as well as the innocence and playfulness of Haitian children. She has developed a loyal following of local, international and famous collectors. Sophia has exhibited in group and solo shows in cities throughout the eastern and central United States.  Her work will be on loan to the FIU College of Law for two years.

Biography of Sophia LaCriox

WHO:    FIU College of Law Clinic & Sophia LaCroix

WHAT:   Haiti: Faces of Hope in honor of Black History Month

WHEN:   Thursday, February 24 at 5:00PM

WHERE:  FIU College of Law, RDB 1010

RSVP to: clinicalprograms@fiu.edu

-FIU-

Florida International University College of Law is South Florida’s publicly supported law school. The Princeton Review ranks FIU as one of the nation’s most welcoming schools for diverse students and Hispanic Business has ranked FIU among the top ten law schools for Hispanics. The National Jurist ranks FIU among the top ten schools in the country for best value in legal education. FIU’s faculty continues to gain national prominence, most recently recognized by the Sisk Report as 3rd in Florida for Faculty Scholarly Impact. Unique among law schools, FIU places particular emphasis on integrating international law into every aspect of its curriculum.

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