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Movement Lawyering Conference

Join us on Wednesday, October 16, to learn about holistic strategies for racial justice movement lawyering.

Looking into the Future

In 2045, a majority of Americans will be people of color. The question is: are you ready to leverage your power?

Carmen Berkley is an award-winning political strategist, entrepreneur, radio host and DJ striving to change the world through politics, social impact, creative expression and culture.

Carmen has focused her career on intersecting the issues of communities of color and women into initiatives and programs that have improved the lives of millions of people. She currently serves as a Senior Associate at Civitas Public Affairs, which delivers winning advocacy and public affairs campaigns for the clients and the people they serve. Carmen is a co-host and producer for one of the nation’s longest running women's radio shows, Sophie's Parlor on WPFW 89.3 FM, where she works with a team of incredible women to deliver music and politics to their listeners. She also co-hosts Melody Divas for WOWD-LP on Takoma Park Radio on Sundays.  On the weekends, you can also find her spinning on the ones and twos at clubs, progressive organizations and family events as DJ CarmenSpindiego.

Live In Treble, also known as L.I.T. Band, formed in 2016 from Washington, DC.

In a world of new, creative music, L.I.T. has some of the best musicians in the DMV. L.I.T. performs a live form of music three times as powerful as than an ordinary single note while illustrating a great chemistry. L.I.T. specializes go-go, R&B, soul, and jazz, and have performed locally, nationally, and internationally.

L.I.T. is diligently working on their first album, titled "CRANK STATION", to be released in the fall of 2019.

Gabriel Ramirez is a Queer Afro-Latinx poet, activist, and teaching artist. Gabriel has received fellowships from The Conversation Literary = Arts Festival, Palm Beach Poetry Festival, The Watering Hole, CantoMundo and Callaloo. Gabriel has performed on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre, United Nations, Lincoln Center, Apollo Theatre and other venues & universities around the nation. Gabriel was featured in HuffPost, VIBE Magazine, Blavity, Upworthy, The Flama, and Remezcla. You can find his work in various spaces, including YouTube, and in publications like The Volta, Winter Tangerine, WUSGOOD, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, VINYL, ¡MANTECA!: an Anthology of Afro-Latino Poetry (Arte Público Press 2017), and Bettering American Poetry Anthology (Bettering Books 2017). Forthcoming publications include What Saves Us: Poems of Empathy and Outrage in the Age of Trump (Northwestern University Press 2019) and The Breakbeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNEXT (Haymarket Press 2020).

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