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National Conference of Black Lawyers Conference

  • Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, Wayne State University Law School 471 West Palmer Avenue Detroit, MI, 48202 United States (map)

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.

Sessions include:

The Criminal Justice System’s Collusion with White Supremacy

Its Protection of Law Enforcement Who Murder Blacks | 6:30 – 8:30pm

Angela Y. Davis – by video

Ending Genocide I

Reallocating Local, State and Federal Resources from Mass Incarceration to Mass Community Restoration | 11:15-12:45

Moderator: Amanda Alexander

Maurice Weeks, Co-Executive Director of the Action Center on Race & the Economy (ACRE) | Marbre Stahley-Butts, Director, Law 4 Black Lives | Shari Davis, Co-Executive Director of the Participatory Budgeting Project | Janae Bonsu, National Public Policy Chair of the Black Youth Project

The Water Crisis in Michigan and Beyond

Representing the People Injured by Water Crisis in Michigan and Beyond | 11:15am – 12:45pm

Moderator: Desiree Ferguson

Tendayi Achiume, the UN Special Rapporteur on Racism | Monica Lewis Patrick | Nayyirah Shariff (Flint)

And many more!

Later Event: October 8
Indigenous Peoples' Day Event