Movement Lawyering: Building Power in Communities of Color

Event date 16 Oct '19 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Event location Howard University School of Law • 2900 Van Ness St NW, Washington, 20008, DC, United States
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Advancement Project National Office is hosting a conference uplifting the racial justice movement lawyering model.

In celebration of our 20th anniversary, Advancement Project National Office along with cosponsors Law for Black Lives and the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center, will host a conference uplifting the racial justice movement lawyering model that is used by Advancement Project National Office, Law For Black Lives and others. Our strategic goal is not just civil rights litigation, but rather holistic strategies that center and support the genius of ordinary people to attack systems and build long-term power.This conference is meant for lawyers, law students, organizers, communicators and those interested in supporting grassroots organizations and communities of color in building power to dismantle structural racism. Speakers include:Judith Browne Dianis, Executive Director, Advancement Project National OfficeJustin Hansford, Associate Professor of Law at Howard University and Executive Director of the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights CenterMarbre Stahly-Butts, Executive Director, Law for Black LivesVince Warren, Executive Director, Center for Constitutional RightsMary Hooks, Co-Director, Southerners on New Ground (invited)Azadeh Shahshahani, Legal and Advocacy Director, Project SouthAshley Sawyer, Director of Policy and Government Relations, Girls for Gender EquityKayla Reed, Co-Director, Action St. LouisBlake Strode, Executive Director, Arch City DefendersJovana Renteria, Puente Human Rights MovementAlana Greer, Co-Director, Community Justice ProjectAmanda Alexander, Executive Director, Detroit Justice Center (invited)Thomas Mariadason, Deputy Director, Asian Law Caucus (invited)Montague Simmons, Local Justice Director, Movement Voter ProjectPhil Agnew, Co-Founder, Dream DefendersScott Roberts, Senior Director of Criminal Justice Campaigns, Color of ChangeAP Staff: Maria Fernandez, Senior Campaign StrategistLosmin Jimenez, Senior Attorney and Program Director, Immigrant JusticeSabrina Khan, Senior Attorney and Deputy Program Director, Power and DemocracyJennifer Lai-Peterson, Senior Attorney, Immigrant Justice and Power and DemocracyDenise Lieberman, Senior Attorney and Program Director, Power and DemocracyTyler Whittenberg, Senior Attorney and Deputy Program Director, Ending the Schoolhouse-to-Jailhouse TrackThomas Harvey, Senior Attorney and Program Director, Justice ProjectWe hope to see you on October 16 at Howard University School of Law!

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Upcoming in 10 hours Add to Calender 2019-10-16 13:00:00 2019-10-16 13:00:00 Movement Lawyering: Building Power in Communities of Color Advancement Project National Office is hosting a conference uplifting the racial justice movement lawyering model. In celebration of our 20th anniversary, Advancement Project National Office along with cosponsors Law for Black Lives and the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center, will host a conference uplifting the racial justice movement lawyering model that is used by Advancement Project National Office, Law For Black Lives and others. Our strategic goal is not just civil rights litigation, but rather holistic strategies that center and support the genius of ordinary people to attack systems and build long-term power.This conference is meant for lawyers, law students, organizers, communicators and those interested in supporting grassroots organizations and communities of color in building power to dismantle structural racism. Speakers include:Judith Browne Dianis, Executive Director, Advancement Project National OfficeJustin Hansford, Associate Professor of Law at Howard University and Executive Director of the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights CenterMarbre Stahly-Butts, Executive Director, Law for Black LivesVince Warren, Executive Director, Center for Constitutional RightsMary Hooks, Co-Director, Southerners on New Ground (invited)Azadeh Shahshahani, Legal and Advocacy Director, Project SouthAshley Sawyer, Director of Policy and Government Relations, Girls for Gender EquityKayla Reed, Co-Director, Action St. LouisBlake Strode, Executive Director, Arch City DefendersJovana Renteria, Puente Human Rights MovementAlana Greer, Co-Director, Community Justice ProjectAmanda Alexander, Executive Director, Detroit Justice Center (invited)Thomas Mariadason, Deputy Director, Asian Law Caucus (invited)Montague Simmons, Local Justice Director, Movement Voter ProjectPhil Agnew, Co-Founder, Dream DefendersScott Roberts, Senior Director of Criminal Justice Campaigns, Color of ChangeAP Staff: Maria Fernandez, Senior Campaign StrategistLosmin Jimenez, Senior Attorney and Program Director, Immigrant JusticeSabrina Khan, Senior Attorney and Deputy Program Director, Power and DemocracyJennifer Lai-Peterson, Senior Attorney, Immigrant Justice and Power and DemocracyDenise Lieberman, Senior Attorney and Program Director, Power and DemocracyTyler Whittenberg, Senior Attorney and Deputy Program Director, Ending the Schoolhouse-to-Jailhouse TrackThomas Harvey, Senior Attorney and Program Director, Justice ProjectWe hope to see you on October 16 at Howard University School of Law! Howard University School of Law America/New_York public Politics Racial Justice #racism #movementbuilding