Abogando en el Movimeinto: Como la Abogacía Legal Puede y Debe Conectar con la Organización de Base

Descripcíon
Showcasing domestic and international models, we explore how legal advocacy can effectively support movements. Lawyers and organizers share their vision and practice of movement lawyering.
Información del Taller
Fecha de Evento: 
Vie, 06/25/2010 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Local del Evento: 
WSU Old Main: 1133
Descripción Entera: 

By showcasing domestic and international models, this workshop will explore how legal advocacy can support movements for change. The objective is to highlight how lawyers and organizers can work together within grassroots movements to build and support power and leadership development in communities. Panelists will be both lawyers and organizers with experience in a campaign that had a component of movement lawyering. They will share perspectives ranging from a neighborhood-based campaign (such as fighting the gentrification of an African-American neighborhood in one city) to what it means to conduct legal advocacy for more sweeping change (such as in the post-Katrina context or the fight for self-determination in Palestine). Panelists will provide both the visionary elements and practical tools that make movement lawyering successful and powerful from both the organizer and lawyer’s perspectives.

Participants will have the opportunity to share the benefits and pitfalls of organizers and lawyers working together. They will break out into small groups to discuss how we can promote legal advocacy that join rather than lead movements.

Nombre de el/la organizador/a : 
Anita Sinha
Correo-e de el/la organizador/a: 
asinha@advancementproject.org
Nombre de la Primera Organización Responsable: 
Advancement Project
Language(s): 
English
Tracks: 
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