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Body Politic: From Rights to Resistance

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Public Programs

Body Politic: From Rights to Resistance

February 5 2017

This event featured information sessions with lawyers, activists, and grassroots organizers on issues of bodies under duress: civil disobedience, protest, healthcare, policing, prisons, immigration, environmental contamination, and indigenous rights. Each session focused on resource sharing and modes of resistance, and included presentations followed by discussion with the audience.

Erin Beth Harrist; Senior staff attorney at the New York Civil Liberties Union
Bina Ahmad; Social Justice attorney
Peter Micek; Leader of Acces Now policy team’s business and human rights work and teacher of internet policy and governance at Columbia University

D’hana Perry; Care services coordinator for the transgender and gender non-conforming community at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center. 
David Brown; Senior staff attorney at the Center for Reproductive Rights. 

Arissa Hall; Project Associate for the National Bail Fund Network.
Britney Wilson; Attorney and Bertha Justice Institute Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Rights. 
Mik Kinkead; Attorney with the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and Director of SRLP’s Prisoner Justice Project.
Brittany Williams; Dancer, Choreographer and Community organizer on the #CLOSErikers campaign through JustLeadership USA. 

Nermeen Arastu; Clinical Law Professor and Supervising Attorney in the Immigrant & Non-Citizen Rights Clinic at the CUNY School of Law. 
Raluca Oncioiu; Director of the New Americans Hotline and of the department of Immigration Legal Services at Catholic Charities Community Services.

Chris Amato; Senior attorney with the Northeast office of Earthjustice, a not-for-profit environmental law firm. 
Joel R. Kupferman; Co-chair of the Environmental Justice Committee at the National Lawyers Guild and Executive Director of New York Environmental Law & Justice Project and the Environmental Justice Intiative for Haiti.