Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Ferguson Virtual Town Hall

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National Civil and Human Rights Groups Host Virtual Town Hall Discussion on “Ferguson and Beyond: The Crisis of Race and Policing In 2014”
#Unified4Justice

December 18th 2014, 7-8:30 PM EST. (605) 562-0020 and pin 305-823-740

Join us tomorrow, December 18th, as national civil and human rights partner organizations on behalf of the Civil Rights Ferguson and Police Reform Coalition host a virtual town hall discussion on combatting police misconduct and brutality, and the newly released racial profiling guidance by the Department of Justice and possible solutions. The simultaneous Twitter and Audio Town Hall will feature national human and civil rights leaders; community activists; victims and/or affected families; and local, state, and/or federal officials. Virtual Town hall participants will learn about the national epidemic of police brutality and misconduct and associated laws and legal procedures, including grand juries processes and other accountability measures. Participants will also engage with presenters regarding necessary nationwide reforms and solutions, including action steps, such as economic empowerment, which can be implemented in their communities.

WHEN: Thursday, December 18th, 7-8:30 p.m. EST

WHAT: Virtual Town hall discussion on combatting police misconduct and brutality, the newly released racial profiling guidance by the Department of Justice and possible solutions.

WHO: National civil and human rights partner organizations listed below on behalf of the Civil Rights Ferguson and Police Reform Coalition

  • ACLU
  • Amnesty International
  • African American Policy Forum
  • Hip Hop Caucus
  • Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • Muslim Advocates
  • NAACP Legal Defense Fund
  • National Bar Association, Inc.
  • Rainbow PUSH Coalition
  • The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

AGENDA:

7:00-7:30 PM EST-Panel One “The Crisis of Race and Policing In 2014”
Moderator: Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., President and CEO, Hip Hop Caucus
Speakers:

  • Farhana Khera, Muslim Advocates
  • Charlene Carruthers, Black Youth Project 100
  • Jennifer Bellamy, ACLU

7:30-7:45 PM EST-Q&A
7:45-8:15 PM EST-Panel Two “Recommendations & Solution
s”
Moderator: Barbara Arnwine, President and Executive Director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Speakers:

  • Pamela Meanes, NBA
  • Sherrilyn Ifill, NAACP Legal Defense Fund
  • Daryl Parks, Parks & Crump Law Firm
  • T-Dubb-O, St. Louis and Ferguson activist and rapper

8:15-8:25 PM EST– Q&A
8:25-8:30 PM EST – Closing Remarks by Co-Moderators

INSTRUCTIONS:
To participate by phone please call (605) 562-0020 and enter the Meeting ID pin 305-823-740.
To follow the conversation on Twitter please use the hashtag #unified4justice

If you have any questions or need more information please contact Rahwa Andemichael at randemichael@lawyerscommittee.org or via phone at 202-662-8347.

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