Roots and Reality: Community Organizing, Law, and Public Policy
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
9:45 AM - 05:30 PM
The importance of grassroots on successful social justice movements in the United States is undeniable. Yet, in many recent public discourses (whether in the presidential campaign or in response to the housing crash) the role and import of community organizing has been called into question. This symposium seeks to facilitate a consideration of the role of grassroots on the work of lawyers, judges, activists, artists, and advocates. Although the symposium will focus on three distinct areas: criminal justice, reproductive justice, and sexuality, the implications are much broader. Participants will consider the utility of grassroots organizing in their work using various methodologies including art, legal theory, and litigation.
Presented by the WCL Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild