The Harvard Black Law Students warmly invites you to its 26th Annual Spring Conference

THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW: Effecting Change at Home and Across the Globe

The Harvard Black Law Students warmly invites you to its 26th Annual Spring Conference

Friday March 13- Sunday March 15, 2009

Keynote Speakers:

Donna Brazile, political strategist
Ruth Ellen Fitch ’83
Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie
Mayor C. Ray Nagin, City of New Orleans
Congressman Donald M. Payne

Panel Topics Include:

Local Panel: “The Health of a People?: Establishing Health Equity for Black Bostonians”
Regional Panel:
“Levees Repaired, A System Still Broken: Addressing Post-Katrina Criminal Justice From the Ground Up”
Charles Hamilton Houston Panel: “The Moving Finish Line:  Race and Sports in 21st Century America”

LAMP Youth Summit: “The Bizness behind the Business” (with special guests from the Hip Hop entertainment industry)
National Panel: “My President is Black: Obama’s Road to the White House and the Road Ahead”
Global Panel: “Unbundling Darfur: Debating Facts and Policy Responses to an International Crisis”

Other Conference Highlights:

—   “FIERCE”, official conference party, thrown by the Ladies of S.U.E.D.E
—   “Skid Row” documentary featuring Pras from the Fugees’ ( Q & A with Pras to follow)
—   Silent Auction with proceeds benefiting organizations in Darfur

—   Sudan Photo Exhibit by Ryan Spencer Reed displayed in Hark Tunnels, March 9-23

Come join Harvard BLSA for its most anticipated event!

Please send all inquiries to: or 617-301-4522.


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