50 Years! And Still We Rise: Linking Arms With the 21st Century Movement for Black Liberation

October 4-7, 2018 | Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, Wayne State University Law School 471 W. Palmer Ave, Detroit, MI 48202

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Commemorative Journal

Artists in The Movement

Academy for New Activist Lawyers (CLE) | 3:00pm — 4:30pm

Faculty: Professor Judith A. M. Scully | Attorney Jeff Edison | Attorney Brandy Robinson | Professor John Brittain | Attorney Walter Pookrum

Gala Founders Reception

Honoring Those on Whose Shoulders We Stand | 6:30pm — 8:30pm

Libation: Calling on the Ancestors – Rev. Joann Watson
On Behalf of the Founders: Timothy Jenkins, Founder

Representing Victims of Police Violence

Continuing Legal Education (CLEs): NCBL’s Law Enforcement Accountability Project (LEAP) | 9:30am – 12:30pm

Moderator: Lennox Hinds
Faculty: Prof. Margaret Burnham | Prof. Geraldine Hinds | Attorney Donald Temple (invited)

Bailouts and Community Bail Funds

How to use bailouts and community bail funds to combat debtor’s prisons | 9:30am – 12:30pm

Movement for Black Lives toolkit
Faculty: Marbre Stahly-Butts, Director Law 4 Black Lives

International Tribunals

Representing Clients before International Tribunals  | 2:30pm – 5pm

Moderator: Lennox Hinds
Faculty: Chief Charles Taku – Camaroonian Lawyer |  Attorney John Floyd

Racial Disparities in the Criminal Punishment System

Beyond Anecdotal Evidence -Pressuring Policy and Practice Changes through Data Collection and Reporting | 2pm – 5pm

Moderator: Attorney Adjoa A. Aiyetoro
Faculty: Adjoa A. Aiyetoro, Carlton Waterhouse, J.D., Ph.D., Indiana University School of Law | Anastasia Boles, J.D., Professor of Law, UALR William H. Bowen School of Law |  Marc Mauer, Executive Director, The Sentencing Project

Radical International Advocacy

Cuba, Palestine and South Africa | 12:45pm – 1:45pm

Facilitator: Ron Isaac
Discussion Participants: Cuba: Ron Isaac with update from Aaron Ogletree | Palestine: Lennox Hinds and South Africa: Gay McDougall | (invited and Hank Richardson (invited)  Brown Bag Lunch

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

Black Liberation

The Black Liberation Movement Today and its Legal Needs | 9:30 – 11:30am

Panelists:

Marbre Stahley-Butts, Director, Law 4 Black Lives | Angaza Laughinghouse, Jr. – National Assembly for Black Liberation (invited) | Brandon Cahee, National Chairperson, National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) |Black Lives Matter (invited)

Ending Genocide I

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

Moderator: Amanda Alexander
Panelists:

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

Gender and Racial Justice

The Challenges and Limitations of the #metoo Movement for Productive Progressive Leaders and Organizations | 11:15 -12:45pm

Professor Adrien Wing – opening remarks  | Dream Defenders

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
Panelists:

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

Luncheon – Cultural Expressions

Jaribu Hill  – Vocal Artist | 1:00 – 2:15pm

The Why and How of Reparations Today

The Why and How of Reparations Today | 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Moderator:  Joann Watson,  former Staff for Congressman Conyers, former Detroit City Council member, Wake-Up Detroit Radio Host

Panelists:

Kamm Howard, NCOBRA, Co-Chair and Co-Chair and Justin Hansford, Executive Director, Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center | Howard University (invited) –The relationship between the international reparations movement and the U.S. movement | Nkechi Taifa and Carlton Waterhouse The Case of the GU272 – Enslaved Africans sold by the Society of Jesus to save Georgetown University from bankruptcy and the demand for reparations from their descendants | Judith A. M. Scully and Joey Mogul – The Chicago Police Torture Cases – the role of litigation and mass action in obtaining a political resolution

Ending Genocide II

Combating the Corporate and Government Conspiracy to Create Poverty and Homelessness | 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Moderator – Brandy Robinson
Panelists:

Deirdre McEachern, Co-chair Homelessness Project, NCBL DC Chapter | Peter Hammer, Wayne State University School of Law (invited) | Eric Williams, Detroit Justice Center, Economic Equity (invited)

Representing Immigrants

Representing Immigrants of African and Middle Eastern descent whose rights are infringed due to Islamophobia and Xenophobia | 2:30pm – 4pm

Moderators – Florence Morgan and Desiree Ferguson

Panelists:

Fatou-Seydi Sarr – Detroit-based immigration rights activist  (Senegalese national) | Asha Noor – Council on American-Islamic Relations (Dearborn, MI) | Avideh Moussavian – Senior Policy Attorney, National Immigration Law Center based in Washington D.C.

***NCBL Annual Meeting***

MEMBERS ONLY | 4:15pm – 5:30 PM

NCBL BANQUET & SHOWCASE

Appreciation of Founders, Past Leaders, Allies and Clients | 7:00pm — Midnight

Report Back

Presenting Recommendations and Resolutions for an NCBL Program of Action and Building Alliances | 10:00am – 12:30pm

Report Back from Annual Meeting and Closing Statement

10:00am – 12:30pm