This year's Bertha Justice Conference will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer by profiling global and domestic models of "movement lawyering"--lawyers and organizers working together within grassroots social justice movements to build power. We are honored to spotlight some of the most important movements of our time and the lawyers supporting them including: Stop-and-Frisk in NYC, anti-LGBTQ legislation in Uganda, stand your ground laws in Florida, Guantanamo, torture in Colombia, exploitation of laborers in New Orleans, and the Marikana mineworker massacre in South Africa. Our goal is to expose participants to the many different ways lawyers support social movements around the world, and to strategize together about how we can more effectively work for change.
We are proud and honored to have Philip Agnew of the Dream Defenders and Harry Belafonte as keynote speakers!
What: 2014 Social Justice Conference
Where: CUNY Law School, 2 Court Square
When: Friday, June 6th at 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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