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Street Vendor Pro Bono Project Information Session

Start/End Tuesday, October 02, 2012 12:10 PM EDT -- 01:00 PM EDT
Location Name JG 546

Get involved with the community just outside CLS' doors! The Street Vendor Project is seeking volunteers to help provide legal services to New York City's street vendors. This is a great way to earn pro bono hours with no long-term commitment.

Join us tomorrow, October 2nd in JG 546 for a presentation by Matt Shapiro of the Street Vendor Project on civil rights issues facing street vendors and an information session where we will discuss exciting upcoming pro bono opportunities. Non-pizza lunch will be served!

The Street Vendor Project is an organization that advocates for vendors across New York City against arbitrary city ordinance and health code violations and civil rights abuses. Students may also volunteer by assisting staff attorneys with casework and contributing to outreach efforts geared towards street vendor collective action.

If you cannot attend the info session, our first pro bono event will be on Saturday, October 6 from 11:00am-1:00pm, where we will be canvassing a neighborhood to raise awareness among vendors about their rights (and enjoying a delicious lunch afterwards). Spanish or Arabic language skills are not required, but encouraged. Please contact Tim Doherty at tsd2113@columbia.edu for more information.