Visionary Activism: How The BlackLivesMatter Movement Challenges Us to View a World Beyond Police Body Cameras, Presented by Vince Warren ’86

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (ET)
STO STO 131 Stokes Auditorium
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Conference & Symposia
Catherine Toia
Alumni and Parent Relations-OMA

 The  Multicultural Alumni Action Group (MAAG) presents Vincent Warren '86, a veteran civil and human rights attorney, leader, and media commentator, who is the Executive Director of the Center For Constitutional Rights (CCR) a legal and advocacy organization which successfully challenged New York City's unconstitutional Stop-and-Frisk policy and California's practice of prolonged solitary confinement. CCR was on the ground working with organizers in Ferguson, Missouri one week after Michael Brown was killed. CCR was also a key creator of the Ferguson Legal Defense Committee and the national Law4BlackLives cohort, both of which provide legal support to movement actors. Warren is also a member of the national Movement for Black Lives Policy Table.

In this talk, Warren will discuss the broad emerging vision of the BlackLivesMatter Movement - beyond hashtags, demonstrations, and presidential politics - and explore the tensions between human rights demands and the way we currently think about justice. He will also draw parallels between his work and that of the new Multicultural Alumni Action Group (MAAG) in raising awareness of the power of engagement and mentorship in supporting visionary action within our own Haverford community.

R.s.v.p. by Feb. 18, 2016.

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