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Law Review Symposium: Legal Strategies for an Emerging Civil Rights Movement
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Law Review Symposium: Legal Strategies for an Emerging Civil Rights Movement

4/7/2016
When: Thursday, April 7, 2016
10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Where: UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, Moot Court Room
4340 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20008
United States
Contact: Law Review


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Schedule

 

10:15am-11:45am 

Panel 1: From the Protest Movements of the 1960s to a Coordinated Civil Rights Movement

-       John Brittain: Professor of Law at the UDC, David A. Clarke School of Law, Civil Rights Litigator, and Former Chief Counsel and Senior Deputy Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

-       Philip Lee, Ph.D.: Assistant Professor of Law and Historian in Critical Race Theory

-       Wade Henderson: President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund

-       Facilitator: Wilhelmina M. Reuben-Cooke, Professor of Law

 

12:00pm-12:30pm

 

Lunch

 

12:30pm-2:00pm 

Panel 2: Black Lives Matter, Today’s Movement—Litigation and Organizing Strategies for An Emerging Civil Rights Movement

-       Amanda Alexander, Ph.D.: Assistant Professor and Post-Doctoral Scholar in Afro-American Studies and Law

-       Gadeir Abbas: Civil Rights Attorney

-       Brandon Craig: Compliance Manager with Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Greater Cincinnati, Inc.

-       Seema Sadanandan: Partnerships Director, Alliance for Safety and Justice

-       Facilitator: Norrinda Brown Hayat, Assistant Professor of Law

2:30pm-4:00pm

Panel 3: Black Lives Matter of Tomorrow—Where is the Movement Headed And How Will It Evolve

-       Jonathan Smith: Former Chief of the Special Litigation Section at the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division

-       Purvi Shah: Bertha Justice Institute, Director- Center for Constitutional Rights

-       Iman Freeman: Law for Black Lives, Baltimore Action Legal Team

-       Facilitator: Marbre Stahly-Butts, Policy Advocate for Affordable Housing and Racial Justice with the Center for Popular Democracy

4:30pm: Keynote Address

 

Roy Austin: Deputy Assistant to the President for the Office of Urban Affairs, Justice and Opportunity in the White House, Domestic Policy Council


5:30pm:
Reception

 

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