Darius Charney, Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, will discuss the different roles that lawyers play in the struggle for human rights and racial justice, from litigating important race discrimination cases, to legislative advocacy, to providing legal support to racial justice activists and organizations. Charney will discuss how he and the Center of Constitutional Rights has engaged in each of these, drawing upon examples from litigation to stop NYPD stop-and-frisk practices, the campaign to pass the landmark 2013 Community Safety Act through the NY City Council, and Freedom of Information Act work on behalf of Color of Change and the Movement for Black Lives.
Darius Charney is a Senior Staff Attorney who works on CCR’s government misconduct and racial justice cases.
This event is part of a Human Rights Institute yearlong series on Racial Justice and Human Rights, which examines how human rights and social justice advocates counter racial injustice and structural racism. The series is co-sponsored by Empowering Women of Color, Latino/a Law Student Association, Law in Africa Student Society, Middle Eastern Law Student Association, and Queer Transgender People of Color.
Lunch will be provided.