Systemic Justice Lawyering:
Building Power through Storytelling, Organizing, and Movement Lawyering
Interested in effective strategies to advance systemic social change? Join us! This lunch event — co-sponsored by the Systemic Justice Project and the Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising at Harvard Law School — will explore three core elements of systemic change: storytelling, organizing, and movement lawyering, in conversation with Blake Strode, the Executive Director of ArchCity Defenders, and Oren Nimni, the Litigation Director at Rights Behind Bars. The discussion will be grounded in a recent case that Strode and Nimni filed against City Justice Center, a St. Louis jail, for subjecting incarcerated people to excessive macing. Lunch will be provided.
- ArchCity Defenders is a holistic legal advocacy organization that combats the criminalization of poverty and state violence, especially in communities of color.
- Rights Behind Bars is a non-profit legal advocacy organization working alongside incarcerated people to challenge the cruel and inhumane conditions of confinement.
- The Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising encourages Harvard Law students and alumni to incorporate an ongoing commitment to public service throughout their careers.
- The System Justice Project prepares law students for the challenge of understanding and addressing systemic injustices.
- Date and Time: 9/8/23 – 12:20 – 1:20
- Location: Harvard Law School, Wasserstein 2012
- Lunch Provided
- Law students and college students in Boston area who would like to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 9/7/23 for more information (include “SJL Lunch Event” in subject line).
This event is related, and provides an introduction, to a series of systemic justice teach-ins being held at Harvard Law School this fall. Learn more the teach-ins here or at teach-in.org.