Race, Rights and the Rule of Law
Opportunities from Conflict in an Unpredictable World
Raymond M. Brown & Wanda M. Akin
November 8, 2016 was a game-changer… except this is not a game and the change can still be affected.
Raymond Brown and Wanda Akin stand at the forefront of civil and human rights jurisprudence, not with simple rhetoric or Vitriol, but with considered and effective action for carrying on the cause of civil justice.
The Momentum of the Civil Rights Movement 50+ years hence
Despite gains made during the Civil Rights Movement and the removal of legal impediments to racial equality, race-based discrimination in the basic rights of citizenship, roll-backs of protections in employment and education, and institutional violence towards African Americans remain and have gained in frequency and acceptance.
Explore your opportunities and obligations regarding:
• School Desegregation and re-segregation;
• The cutting away of affirmative action programs;
• The Voting Rights Act, voter ID laws and disenfranchisement; and
• The war on drugs and other contributors to mass incarceration.
Does Black Lives Matter still matter?
On a somewhat positive note, the phrase “institutional racism” has gained traction outside of the African-American community. Its recognition affords opportunities for gains in courts and legislatures. Leveraging that momentum as part of a societal shift lies at the heart of the renewed civil rights movement.
Civil Rights are Human Rights—Carrying the crusade to the United Nations and International Criminal Court
Raymond Brown & Wanda Akin practice at the nexus of doing what is right for humanity and doing what is prudent for your clients. Civil litigators would be wise to anticipate now how the bridge from human rights practice to civil liability will grow into an international hotbed of litigation.
The ground may well shift again between now and this program’s presentation. Rest assured that Brown & Akin will respond and bring clarity to the restrictions, customs and ethics that comprise civil and human rights jurisprudence. They summon years of direct experience representing corporate, individual and class clients . Do something good for yourself and your practice by joining them for this lively and important discussion!
Program Agenda & Detail
6 Hours Including 1 Ethics Hour
[Part I: 90 Minutes]
The Movement Still Moves
Historical View of the Civil Rights Effect on Education, Affirmative Action and Voting Rights
15 Minute Break
[Part II: 90 Minutes]
Black Lives Matter
The War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration
[Part III: 90 Minutes]
Societal Recognition and Opportunities for Action
15 Minute Break
[Part IV: 90 Minutes]
Ethical Traps Concerning the Business Duty to Respect Human Rights
Beyond the Shore Pillaging, Sweatshops, Human Trafficking and Africa’s First World War
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