There were supposed to be a hundred and fifty thousand people at the demonstration against the looming Iraq war, in Boston, in March 2003. Fifty thousand showed up-lots of us out there by local standards, however pathetic compared to London, New York, or San Francisco. So there we were marching around in Boston, having a wonderful time. I hope we can have as good a time at this conference as we did that day. We felt very sure of ourselves-that we were right-and we were right. Afterwards, as events unfolded, we could say we hadn’t been mistaken. It was a beautiful day, and it hadn’t been stupid to spend it that way.
Voting rights advocates should explore section 11(b) of the Voting Rights Act as a vehicle to combat voter intimidation.
"It's important to note that scholars have long observed that political discourse and political events can contribute to the frequency of bias incidents. In fact, this phenomenon has a name today. It's called the Trump Effect."
Do new domestic terrorism laws put Black Lives Matter supporters, anti-war protestors, and/or animal rights activists at risk? Do they presently incorporate sufficient safeguards against such misuse and abuse?
A panel discussion about current topics in policing from the Fourth National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference.