[act-ma] 2/06 Pioneers of the Civil Rights and Labor Movement

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Thu Jan 26 05:32:29 PST 2012



*Upcoming Events*


*Pioneers of the Civil Rights *

*and Labor Movement: *


*A forum in honor of Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, *

*William Lucy and Norman Hill*


*Monday, February 6, 2012 at 6:00 pm*


Austin Hall, Ames Courtroom, Harvard Law School
1515 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Rev. Shuttlesworth
Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth

Featuring *William Lucy*, *Norman Hill*, and *Sephira Shuttlesworth*

Co-sponsored by the Labor and Worklife Program and the W.E.B. DuBois 

*RSVP Here 

/*Community Events of Interest*/
/*Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?: */
*/What it Means to Be Black Now/ *
*by Touré*
Thursday, January 26, 6:00 PM
Museum of African American History, 46 Joy St, Boston, MA

Book party with reception and book signing.

Space is limited. Entrance fees apply. For more information, visit: 

*Strategic Public Forum on 3-Strikes Bills in Massachusetts*
Friday, January 27, 5:30-8:30 PM
Anthony Perkins Community Center, 155 Talbot Ave, Dorchester, MA

Panelists include Gavi Wolfe of the ACLU; Neil Osborne of NEAC/NAACP; 
Professor Ron Sullivan of Harvard Law School; Rev. Clovis Turner; and 
Kazi Toure.

For more information, email: churchandprison at gmail.com 
<mailto:churchandprison at gmail.com?>

*Criminal Injustice: *
*The High Cost of 3-Strikes Laws in Massachusetts*
Friday, January 27, 7:00-9:00 PM
First Church of Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot St, Boston, MA

A panel discussion on the potential repercussions of the 3-Strike law 
for MA, featuring Representative Liz Malia;  Jamahrl Crawford, Occupy 
the Hood Boston and editor, the Blackstonian; Harvard Law Professor and 
former US District court Justice Nancy Gertner. Moderator: Ben Thompson, 
Executive Director of the Criminal Justice Policy Coalition.

For more information, visit: jamaicaplainforum.org 

*Hands on the Freedom Plow: *
*Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC*
*Panel Discussion and Book Signing*
Thursday, February 2, 7:00 PM
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA

HANDS ON THE FREEDOM PLOW: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC includes 
the personal testimonies of 52 women -- southern and northern, young and 
older, urban and rural, black, white and Latina -- who share their 
courageous personal stories of working for the Students Nonviolent 
Coordinating Committee (SNCC) on the front lines of the Southern Civil 
Rights Movement in the 1960's.   From Bernice Reagon (founder of Sweet 
Honey in the Rock) to women who are known only among the ranks of the 
Movement -- these are wondrous stories of strength, resilience and even 

For more information, visit: Harvard Book Store website 

*Houston Institute *
*Spring Events*
*Take a peek at what's to come in the months ahead. *
*Stay tuned for further details!*

*16*-- /The Memphis 13/with filmmaker Daniel Kiel and students who 
integrated the Memphis Public Schools

*28*-- /Anatomy of Injustice:  A Murder Case Gone Wrong /with author 
Raymond Bonner

*28* -- /Justice Older than the Law: The Life of Dovey Johnson 
Roundtree/, with author Katie McCabe and Walter Leonard
*28*-- Memorial service for Professor Derrick Bell

*12* -- /Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas/ with author 
Dale Carpenter
*25*-- /The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of 
Colorblindness/with Michelle Alexander, co-sponsored by the ACLU of 
Massachusetts and the Prison Studies Project
*TBD*-- /The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights/with 
filmmaker Bonnie Boswell

*5*  -- /Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice/ with filmmaker Abby 
*June *
*13-14* -- /Implicit Racial Bias Across the Law/ book event

*Save the Date*
*August 15, 2012*
Annual Martha's Vineyard Forum:
"Between the Lines: Race and Gender
in Sports in the 21st Century"
MV Regional High School, Oak Bluffs, MA**


About the Houston Institute
Established in the fall of 2005 at Harvard Law School by Professor 
Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for 
Race and Justice (CHHIRJ) seeks to honor the extraordinary contributions 
of one of the great lawyers of the twentieth century. Charles Hamilton 
Houston dedicated his life to using the law as a tool to reverse the 
unjust consequences of racial discrimination. CHHIRJ is committed to 
marshalling the resources of Harvard and beyond to continue his 
unfinished work.
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reasonable accommodation in order to attend a Houston Institute event, 
please contact us two weeks in advance./

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