MORE THAN A LAWSUIT: LAWYERING FOR SOCIAL CHANGE MOVEMENTS
Exploring the relationship between legal advocacy and community organizing
Monday October 26 - 6PM - Bristol Campus
Film Screening - "The Garden"
A dramatic story of a now demolished community farm in Los Angeles, the plight of the residents who organized to protect the largest urban garden in the United States, and the role of their lawyers.
With an introduction to the film by local community lawyer Steve Fischbach of Rhode Island Legal Services
Roger Williams University School of Law // 10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol // Room 262 // 6 pm
Tuesday October 27 - 6PM - Providence Campus
Lawyers and community organizers from cities across the Northeast—including Providence, Boston, New York, and Philadelphia—discuss the range of legal strategies used to help social movements and communities advance their goals.
Panelists will reflect on successful approaches to collaborations between lawyers and community organizers, as well as the challenges and potential pitfalls of these partnerships.
Moderated by Rob McCreanor, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Center for Justice
Roger Williams University Metro Campus // 150 Washington Street, Providence // 6 pm