Live Free Detroit: Fighting the Forced Criminalization of a City
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Live Free Detroit: Fighting the Forced Criminalization of a City

SURVEY REPORT OUT * DINNER * DIALOGUE

Please join us for the first community report out of the Live Free Detroit Safety Survey. We have analyzed the collective voices of over 600 Detroiter’s around the impact of violence in the city, identified dominant media narratives, and researched national models with innovative approaches to community safety and best practices that can be adopted to decrease the number of people of color lost to gun homicides and incarceration.

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National Conference of Black Lawyers Conference
Oct
4
to Oct 7

National Conference of Black Lawyers Conference

  • Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, Wayne State University Law School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Celebrating 50 years! Since 1968, the NCBL has championed the rights of oppressed communities. Representing, advocating for and fighting for the rights of the systemically disenfranchised both inside and outside of the court, NCBL chapters include Chicago, Washington, DC, Michigan and New York City.

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For Us, By Us: The future of movement lawyering
Sep
18
5:30 PM17:30

For Us, By Us: The future of movement lawyering

A salon-style evening to discuss the future of innovation, law and social movements. Come hear short, inspiring talks by Black & Brown movement lawyers, including DJC’s executive director Amanda Alexander, with visionary ideas about how law can build power in these difficult times.

Sips & Bites
Music by: DJ Lumumba AKA Revolution

Hosted by Movement Law Lab & Law For Black Lives

www.movementlawlab.org / www.law4blacklives.org

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Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

4th annual 9/11 Anniversary Town Hall: Detention & Incarceration

 The 4th annual 9/11 Anniversary Town Hall examines how communities of color have been targeted through the frame of national security and profiled as violent threats.  The evening includes a performance of Letters from Detention, a moving theatrical piece written and originally directed by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen (authors of The Exonerated and Aftermath). This production is directed by Sherrine Azab of A Host of People and features actors from that troupe including Samer Ajluni and Costa Kazaleh Sirdenis with narrator Rasha Almulaiki.   The event will also include a panel discussion including attorneys, activists and other professionals who work to combat the oppressive systems that allow unjust detention and incarceration to continue. Panelists include attorneys Rachel Meeropol and Desiree M. Ferguson.

The 4th annual 9/11 Anniversary Town Hall examines how communities of color have been targeted through the frame of national security and profiled as violent threats.
The evening includes a performance of Letters from Detention, a moving theatrical piece written and originally directed by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen (authors of The Exonerated and Aftermath). This production is directed by Sherrine Azab of A Host of People and features actors from that troupe including Samer Ajluni and Costa Kazaleh Sirdenis with narrator Rasha Almulaiki.

The event will also include a panel discussion including attorneys, activists and other professionals who work to combat the oppressive systems that allow unjust detention and incarceration to continue. Panelists include attorneys Rachel Meeropol and Desiree M. Ferguson.

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