Movement Lawyering Conference

  • Advocacy

In celebration of their 20th Anniversary, Advancement Project National Office along with cosponsors Law for Black Lives and the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center, will host a conference uplifting the racial justice movement lawyering model that used by Advancement Project National Office, Law For Black Lives and others. Our strategic goal is not just civil rights litigation, but rather holistic strategies that center and support the genius of ordinary people to attack systems and build long term power. This conference is meant for lawyers, law students, organizers, and communicators or are interested in supporting grassroots organizations and communities of color in building power to dismantle structural racism.


  • Judith Browne Dianis, Executive Director, Advancement Project National Office
  • Justin Hansford, Associate Professor of Law at Howard University and Executive Director of the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center
  • Marbre Stahly-Butts, Executive Director, Law for Black Lives
  • Vince Warren, Executive Director, Center for Constitutional Rights
  • Mary Hooks, Co-Director, Southerners on New Ground (invited)
  • Azadeh Shahshahani, Project South
  • Ashley Sawyer, Girls for Gender Equity
  • Kayla Reed, Action St. Louis
  • Blake Strode, ArchCity Defenders
  • Jovana Renteria, Puente Human Rights
  • Alana Greer, Community Justice Project
  • Amanda Alexander, Detroit Justice Center (invited)
  • Thomas Mariadason, Asian Law Caucus (invited)
  • Montague Simmons, Close the Workhouse
  • Phil Agnew, Co-Founder, Dream Defenders
  • Scott Roberts, Color of Change


  • Advocate and activist lawyering
  • Holistic movement lawyering
  • Community lawyering


To register for this event, or for more information, click here.



IAN Partners

  • pro bono net
  • american immigration lawyers association
  • national immigration law center
  • unidos us
  • immigration legal resource center
  • immigration legal resource center
  • american immigration council
  • american civil liberties union
  • american immigration council
  • national immigration project
  • the advocates for human rights
  • lutheran immigration and refugee service
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