The 21st century has seen a series of powerful protests that have garnered international attention: the Arab Spring, the Occupy Movement, and, of course, Ferguson. In light of these developments, the 2015 Paul Robeson Conference will seek to honor the 50th anniversary of Bayard Rustin’s seminal work, “From Protest to Politics: The Future of the Civil Rights Movement,” and analyze its ideas about the relationship between grassroots protests and sociopolitical change in light of the current civil rights landscape in several different arenas.
The Conference will begin on Friday, April 10, with an opening roundtable and continue on Saturday, April 11 all day. A light breakfast and refreshments throughout the day will be provided on Saturday.
The 2015 Paul Robeson Lecture RACE, RIGHTS & THE FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA
with guest Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
A New York State CLE Program
Thursday, February 12, 2015 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 106 435 West 116th Street New York, NY 10027
6:00 – 8:00 P.M. PROGRAM: RACE, RIGHTS & THE FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA NYS CLE: 1.5 CREDITS Areas of Professional Practice
8:00 P.M. RECEPTION
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The 2015 Paul Robeson Lecture is part of a year long series of programs commemorating the 50th anniversary of the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. This year we welcome Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
The Robeson Lecture is a highlight of the programming year for the Center for the Study of Law and Culture. The lecture was established to remember the actor, singer and activist Paul Robeson, who graduated from Columbia Law School in 1923. Past lecturers have included Angela Y. Davis, Cornel West, K. Anthony Appiah, Johnetta Cole and Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Penelope Andrews, Albie Sachs and Manning Marable.
NYS CLE Areas of Professional Practice credit available.
Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
Sherrilyn Ifill is President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) the nation's premier civil rights law organization. Her career has been committed to civil rights law, first as a fellow at the ACLU and then as a young litigator at the LDF, which she now leads. For 20 years Ms. Ifill was a tenured Professor at the University of Maryland School of Law, where she taught a variety of courses, and continued to litigate and consult on a broad and diverse range of civil rights cases with her students. Ifill is an author and a frequent media commentator on matters involving race and civil rights.
Ms. Ifill has served on the board of the Open Society Foundation for 10 years, first in Baltimore, then on the U.S. Programs board, which she chaired for 2 years. She is now a member of the global board of the Foundation. Ms. Ifill is a graduate of Vassar College, and received her J.D. from New York University School of Law.
Critical Race Theory Workshop
Adrienne Davis, "Marriage, Economics, and Polygamy," April 24, 2012, 4:20-6:00 p.m. Jerome Greene Hall 546.
The second session of the new Columbia Law School-Fordham Law School Critical Race Theory Colloquium will convene this coming Tuesday, April 24th, from 4:20 p.m. until 6:15 p.m. in Room 546 of Jerome Greene Hall, 435 West 116th St. Our guest will be Professor Adrienne Davis of Washington University School of Law.
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