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Racial Justice Series: Community Organizing

  • When: 10 January 2018, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Hogan Lovells (555 13th Street NW)
  • Cost: Free for members; $10 per person for non-members

The next installment in our Racial Justice Series looks at how we can support and advocate alongside low-income community members who seek to bring about change—in particular, improved transportation in their neighborhoods. We’ll do so by watching and discussing the award-winning documentary Free to Ride.

Free To Ride reveals how residents of Dayton, Ohio organized to expand public transit in their communities. Amid continuing racial tension in the United States, it offers a roadmap for building meaningful social movements in our communities.

The evening will begin with a light reception, followed by the documentary, and then a panel discussion. Our panel includes Radhika Singh-Miller (National Legal Aid and Defender Association), Hannah Liebermann (Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs), and Aja Taylor (Bread for the City).

This event is free for members of Washington Council of Lawyers or our cosponsors: Hogan Lovells and the Greater Washington Area Chapter of the National Bar Association. For everyone else, the cost is $10. (Join Washington Council of Lawyers today to attend at no additional cost.)

And for a preview of the movie, check out the trailer below: