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Law Review sponsors Symposium titled, "Perspectives on Racial Justice in the Era of #BlackLivesMatter"

On Friday, October 20, 2017, the Law Review will host its annual symposium in the law school common. The symposium program will include discussions of race in the context of the criminal justice system, health care, voting rights, and the LGBTQ community. It will feature leaders recognized in the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and a panel discussion offering reflections on the 30th anniversary of the Supreme Court's ruling in City of Springfield v. Kibbe, 1987, concerning an African American man killed by a white city police officer, and inadequate police training. Attorneys Terry Nagel and Edward Pikula, who argued the case before the Supreme Court, will offer their thoughts on what has changed and what has not.

Additional speakers will include; Nicole Austin-Hillery, Director and Counsel of The Brennan Center’s Washington, D.C.; Mr. John Wambere, Ugandan gay rights activist and co-founder of Spectrum Uganda Initiatives; Dr. Raja Staggers-Hakim, Director of Equity, Inclusion, & Civic Engagement at Yale Divinity School; and Attorney Carl Williams, ACLU of Massachusetts.
Western New England University School of Law professors who will moderate the panel discussions and offer their perspective include, Sudha Setty, Bridgette Baldwin, Harris Freeman, Matthew Charity, Barbara Noah and Robert Statchen.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required but RSVP is appreciated, at symposiumeditor.wne@gmail.com or Symposium.wne@gmail.com. For additional and updated information, including speaker biographies and discussion description, please visit the Western New England Law Review Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wnelawreview/
page or visit the Western New England Law Review webpage: wne.edu/law/law-review.

SYMPOSIUM:

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast and Coffee

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Panel on City of Springfield v. Kibbe
Attorneys Terry Nagel, Committee for Public Counsel Service and Edward Pikula, Springfield City Solicitor, Dr. Bridgette Baldwin, Professor, Western New England University School of Law

12:15 – 1:00 p.m.
Mr. John Wambere, Ugandan gay rights activist and cofounder of Spectrum Uganda Initiatives

1:15 – 2:00 p.m.
Dr. Raja Staggers-Hakim, Director of Equity, Inclusion, & Civic Engagement at Yale Divinity School

2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
Attorney Nicole Austin-Hillery, Director of the Brennan Center Washington D.C. office

3:15 – 4:00 p.m.
Attorney Carl Williams, American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts

4:15 – 5:30 p.m.
Panel with all speakers

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Cocktail hour

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Dinner reception

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