Monday, November 12th
The Front Lines of Gender Justice: The Future of Queer and Trans Rights
Chinyere Ezie, Staff Attorney, The Center for Constitutional Rights
Columbia Law School
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Jerome Greene Hall - Room 105
Chinyere Ezie is a nationally recognized civil rights lawyer and social justice activist who specializes in constitutional litigation and anti-discrimination work. In 2016, Chinyere was named one of the country's Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40.
Chinyere is a Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights where she focuses on racial justice, gender justice, and LGBT rights work. Chinyere previously worked as a Staff Attorney at the Southern Poverty Law Center LGBT Rights Project, where she was lead counsel for transgender rights activist Ashley Diamond in her suit against the Georgia Department of Corrections. Chinyere also worked as a Trial Attorney at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission where she successfully represented employees who had been subjected to discrimination--securing a $5.1 million dollar trial verdict.
This lecture is offered as a part of Professor Katherine Franke's Fall 2018 course in Gender Justice. The course provides an in-depth exposure to current advocacy efforts to advance Gender Justice. In the first half of each class session (from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm), Professor Franke will hosts a guest speaker who is a gender justice advocate working on an issue such as domestic violence, transgender rights, reproductive justice, migrants’ rights, the criminalization of pregnancy, gender and the Movement for Black Lives, or the decriminalization of sex work. The guest lecture portions of the Gender Justice class are open for all Columbia University community members to attend.
For questions about this program, contact Liz Boylan, Associate Director of the Center for Gender & Sexuality Law and Faculty Assistant to Professor Katherine Franke, at [email protected] or 212.854.0167
This event is free and open to the Columbia University Community. Please RSVP via Eventbrite at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gender-justice-the-future-of-queer-and-tran...