Racial Justice Advocacy Workshop - Sia Sanneh

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 @ 4:20pm to 6:10pm
Case Lounge
Nov 14
Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 @ 4:20pm to 6:10pm
Case Lounge

Tuesday, November 14th
A Discussion with Sia Sanneh, Senior Attorney, EJI - Equal Justice Initiatives
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 brings 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 offer students the opportunity to discuss with civil rights advocates the role of law in larger social movements, the notion of “success without victory”, the relationship of litigation to strategies based in the Freedom of Information Act, community organizing, legislative hearings, media campaigns, and direct action. 

The Racial Justice Advocacy Workshop is honored to engage Sia Sanneh, Senior Attorney with Equal Justice Initiatives, as a guest speaker in the workshop.  A short bio for Sia Sanneh may be found below.

This event is free and open to the public.  Light 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].


Short Biography - Sia Sanneh

Sia Sanneh, Senior Attorney with Equal Justice Initiatives, received a J.D. from Yale Law School in 2007. She has a Master’s degree in teaching of social studies from Columbia University Teachers College and earned a B.A. in history from Columbia University in 2001. After graduating law school, she was a Liman Public Interest Fellow at Legal Action Center in New York, where she studied the collateral consequences of school-based arrests.

Contact Info: 
For questions and information, contact Liz Boylan, Associate Director for the Center for Gender & Sexuality Law, at [email protected] or 212.854.0167.
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