July 31st – August 1st | Harlem, NYC

Support the #Law4BlackLives Convening in July in New York City. #Law4BlackLives is a national gathering of lawyers, law students, legal workers, and jailhouse lawyers who are committed to working with activists to build a world where #BlackLivesMatter.

Unlike most convenings of this type, this one will prioritize the voices and leadership of people of color, most importantly Black lawyers and legal advocates, from around the country.

Resources will help support travel for speakers and those with financial hardships, food and logistics for the conference, as well as support the convening’s cultural components, which are essential to inspiring and leveraging this important work as we move forward.

Contributions at every level, from $50 to $5,000+, will help the convening organizers reach their goal of full participation and a truly representative group of participants.

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More than a meeting or a conference, this gathering is a call to action for legal advocates from diverse parts of the country to join together and spend a day designing how legal advocates can support the growing Movement For Black Lives.

Plenaries, workshops and panels will explore how legal advocates can work collaboratively with activists and organizers on a range of matters–from defending the civil rights of protesters to drafting transformative local and federal policy to advancing innovative international human rights advocacy strategies.

The convening will also surface current legal needs from the ground and start to identify legal strategies and tactics. Finally, the space will stitch together a community of like-minded individuals and build a deeper collective understanding of how legal advocates can build the power of movements.

Thank you so much for your support. Your gift will contribute to the creation of the best program for the largest possible number of possible, regardless of their ability to pay. If you are interested in making a grant to support the convening, please write to jrye@ccrjustice.org or call 212-614-6473.