Columbia University in the City of New York

Public Workshops: Legal Action for Racial and Environmental Justice

Attorneys and advocates discuss legal action and voting rights, police violence, privatization of parole, criminal justice debt, access to clean water, ending mass incarceration, and decriminalization of sex work, as part of Sulzbacher Professor of Law Katherine Franke’s Racial Justice Litigation course that is free and open to the public:

Tuesday, February 14th
4:20 pm - 6:10 pm
Sarah Geraghty - Managing Attorney for Impact Litigation Unit, Southern Center for Human Rights, “Debtors Prisons, Privatized Probation, & Financing of the Criminal Justice System"

Tuesday, February 28th
4:20 pm - 6:10 pm
Dennis Parker - Director ACLU Racial Justice Program, “A National Agenda for Racial Justice Litigation"

Tuesday, March 28th
4:20 pm - 6:10 pm
Omar Farah - Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights, “Discriminatory Surveillance, Policing, and Detention of Arabs & Muslims"

Tuesday, April 11th
4:20 pm - 6:10 pm
Christine Appah-Gyamfi - Senior Staff Attorney in the Environmental Justice Program, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, “Environmental Justice as Racial Justice"

Tuesday, April 25th
4:20 pm - 6:10 pm
Ebony Howard - Associate Legal Director, Southern Poverty Law Center, “Racial Justice and the Schools To Prisons Pipeline

February 14, 2017 | 4:15 pm to April 25, 2017 | 6:15 pm

Location: Jerome Greene 701, Case Lounge

For students who require accommodations and/or have questions about physical access, please contact the Office of Disability Services at 
212-854-2388 or
Please note: requests for CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) or sign language interpretation require a two-week notice.