Civil Rights Organizations to Hold Convening for Movement Lawyering Conference Oct. 16
Contact: Joshua Garner
WASHINGTON, DC—Advancement Project National Office is partnering with the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center at the Howard University School of Law and Law for Black Lives to host a day-long Movement Lawyering Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Howard Law School.
Social justice movement leaders from across the country will bring their expertise to a variety of topics relevant to today’s movement for social and racial justice during panel discussions and breakout sessions held throughout the day. Panel topics include educational justice, the right to vote, reparations, immigration, abolitionist campaigns, and more. This conference is designed for lawyers, law students, organizers, communicators and those interested in supporting grassroots organizations and communities of color that are building power to dismantle structural racism.
Who: Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center at Howard Law School, Advancement Project National Office and Law for Black Lives will co-sponsor the Movement Lawyering Conference with panelists representing a variety of movement organizations, including: the Center for Constitutional Rights, Color of Change, Girls for Gender Equity, Project South, Action St. Louis, Arch City Defenders, Dream Defenders, Puente Human Rights Movement, Community Justice Project, Movement Voter Project, and more.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 15
9 a.m – 5 p.m.
Where: Howard University School of Law
Moot Court Room
2900 Van Ness St NW, Washington, DC
The Movement Lawyering Conference is being held as part of the Advancement Project National Office’s 20th anniversary celebration. The conference will uplift the racial justice movement lawyering model that is used by Advancement Project National Office, Law For Black Lives and others. As the flagship setting for the study and practice of civil rights at Howard University, the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center uses a model that integrates legal advocacy, grassroots organizing, and academic study.
View the conference agenda and full list of speakers here.