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The series will feature systemically oriented lawyers and activists in fields most affected by our latest crisis: housing, immigration, disability, employment, consumer/credit, incarceration, voting rights, climate, health care, and more.
Each session will examine the special challenges posed by the crisis, the revised priorities and strategies being adopted, and the new collaborations being forged. We will consider the pressing needs, the new opportunities, and the more general lessons for lawyers, law students, and others committed to promoting systemic change.
On Tuesday April 7 at 12pm EST, the panelists will be:
- Esme Caramello: Clinical Professor of Law and Faculty Director of Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, Harvard Law School
- Joey Longley: Equal Justice Works Fellow at ACLU National Prison Project
- Derecka Purnell: Social movement lawyer, writer, and activist who works to sustain social movements
On Wednesday April 8 at 5pm EST, there will be a special session on decarceration featuring:
- Alec Karakatsanis: Founder & Executive Director, Civil Rights Corp.
- David Lewis: Chief, Integrity Review Bureau at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office
- John Mathews II: Senior Legal Counsel at The Justice Collaborative
- Katy Naples-Mitchell: Legal Fellow, Charles Hamilton Houston Center for Race & Justice at Harvard Law School
- Oren Nimni: Staff Attorney, Lawyers for Civil Rights
The first session (video available here) was on March 31 and featured the following panelists:
- Sabi Ardalan: Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic, Harvard Law School
- Matthew Duffy: Justice Catalyst Legal Fellow, Voting Rights & Democracy at Center for Popular Democracy
- Jane Flanagan: Leadership in Government Fellow, Open Society Foundations and Visiting Scholar, IIT Chicago-Kent School of Law
- Andrea Sáenz: Supervising Attorney, Immigration Practice, Brooklyn Defender Services