Climate Change and Racial Justice - Colette Pichon Battle, Executive Director, US Human Rights Network

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 @ 4:20pm to 6:10pm
Case Lounge
Oct 17
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 @ 4:20pm to 6:10pm
Case Lounge

Tuesday, October 17th
Climate Change and Racial Justice
Racial Justice Advocacy Workshop
Columbia Law School - Jerome Greene Hall - Room 701
4:20 pm

Litigation and legal advocacy play a critical role in movements for racial justice. Across a range of cutting edge issues legal advocates work closely with movement leaders to mobilize litigation as one of the tactics deployed to combat structural racism. The Racial Justice Advocacy Workshop is pleased to engage Colette Pichon Battle, Executive Director of the US Human Rights Network, as a guest speaker to discuss Climate Change and Racial Justice.

About the Workshop Series:

The Workshop will bring leading advocates working on racial justice related to the topics listed above to speak at the law school every other week during the semester.  These sessions will offer students the opportunity to discuss with civil rights advocates the role of law in larger social movements, the notion of “success without victory” (how losing a lawsuit can still mark success by raising, framing, and advancing the underlying issues that were at stake in the case), the relationship of litigation to strategies based in the Freedom of Information Act, community organizing, legislative hearings, media campaigns, and direct action.

This program is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served.

If you require any disability services to facilitate your attendance and participation in this program, please contact Liz Boylan at [email protected].

Contact Info: 
Liz Boylan, Associate Director for the Center for Gender & Sexuality Law - [email protected] or 212.854.0167.
Event RSVP: 

This event is free and open to the public.  No RSVP is required.