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CANCELLED: Symposium: To Create the World Anew: Movement Lawyering at the Heart of Race & Law
March 28 @ 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
On behalf of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law, I would like to invite you to attend our 25th year anniversary symposium “To Create the World Anew: Movement Lawyering at the Heart of Race & Law.” The symposium will take place on Saturday March 28, 2020 (although select pre-symposium programming will begin on Friday, March 27) at the University of Michigan Law School. It is free and open to the public!
Our symposium seeks to recognize the Journal’s contribution to civil rights scholarship for the last 25 years, while also questioning the greater role of lawyers and the law in social movements. We are examining case studies from Michigan that have required lawyers and non-lawyers to work in unison to bring greater change. Beginning with the fight for the right to water across Michigan, to the response to the family separation crisis, and the legislative and advocacy efforts to end the school to prison pipeline—we believe there are important lessons to be learned right here in our own community. We welcome the participation of all students (graduate and undergraduate!), alumni, members of the community, organizers, and all those with an interest and concern in the use of law in the protection of civil rights. We look forward to you joining us!
Please RSVP at the link below and check back throughout the month as we post our detailed programming. We would love it if you could help share our event with others as well!
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