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2019 Racial Justice Institute Network Convening

February 6-7, 2019
New Orleans, Louisiana

Join the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law in New Orleans for the second national convening of the Racial Justice Institute Network. Open to all 200+ Racial Justice Institute Fellows and faculty, this free event builds on the momentum from our summer 2018 convening for a deeper dive into capacity-building strategies to dismantle systemic racism. Watch this new video on the Racial Justice Institute story featuring our 2018 convening.

Attendees will engage in intersectional, problem-solving workshops to discuss and deepen our understanding of how larger structures of racial inequity can be addressed by strategic cross-issue area collaborations. Topics will include education, economic security, housing, immigration, and criminal justice. Working together, we will begin to identify leverage points in the larger system that may lead to more sustainable impact.

We are excited to announce that acclaimed author and Yale Law School Professor, James Forman Jr., will be our keynote speaker. Professor Forman will lead a discussion based on his Pulitzer Prize winning book Locking Up Our Own, which explores the history of the war on drugs, its impact on mass incarceration, and the role people of color play in perpetuating this system. Read more about the convening schedule

Wednesday, February 6 - Thursday, February 7, 2019
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
Broadway Clinic Building
540 Broadway St.
New Orleans, LA

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Note: There is no registration fee for Racial Justice Institute fellows.

Bring a partner! Having a shared race equity vision and vocabulary with your peers is critical to doing effective work. We invite you to bring a community partner, colleague, or other key stakeholder to the convening. Each Racial Justice Fellow can sponsor one affiliate to join us at the event. Partners should register here; the convening fee for affiliates is $250.

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