Events

Past Event

Environmental Justice as Racial Justice - Racial Justice Litigation Workshop

April 11, 2017
4:20 PM - 6:10 PM
Jerome Greene Hall, 435 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027 Case Lounge
Christine Appah-Gyamfi, Senior Staff Attorney in the Environmental Justice Program, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, "Environmental Justice as Racial Justice" Litigation plays a critical role in movements for racial justice. Across a range of cutting edge issues legal advocates work closely with movement leaders to mobilize litigation as one of the tactics deployed to combat structural racism. This Workshop will give students exposure to litigation on cutting edge issues in racial justice such as: voting rights, police violence, privatization of parole, criminal justice debt, access to clean water, ending mass incarceration, and decriminalization of sex work. These events are public talks and offerings that are a part of Professor Franke's Racial Justice Litigation course at Columbia Law School. They are free and open to the public. If you require any disability accommodations to facilitate your visit, please let Liz Boylan, Assistant Director for the Center for Gender & Sexuality Law, know by e-mail to eboyla@law.columbia.edu, or phone to 212.854.0167.