[act-ma] 2/16 The Memphis 13: Film Screening & Discussion (Thurs)

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Tue Feb 14 08:25:30 PST 2012



*Upcoming Events*


*/The Memphis 13/:
Film Screening & Discussion *


Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 5:30 pm


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

On October 3, 1961, thirteen African American first graders broke the 
color line in the Memphis City Schools.

*/The Memphis 13/* is their story.

The documentary, released in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of 
this initial desegregation, features interviews with all 13 pioneering 
families and other key individuals-students, teachers, leaders-who lived 
through this historic time.

Following the film screening will be a discussion with three of the 
students -- *Menelik Fombi, Sharon Malone, *and*Joyce White *--and 
filmmaker and University of Memphis law professor *Daniel Kiel* (HLS '04).

*RSVP Here 

/*Community Events of Interest*/
*A Lowell Community Forum: *
*Should there be a three-strikes law in Massachusetts?*
Thursday, February 16, 7:00-9:00 PM
Middlesex Community College
Federal Building Assembly Room
50 Kearney Square, Lowell, MA 01852
Listen, ask questions and learn why this issue is now critical in 
Massachusetts. A panel discussion, featuring legal experts, activists 
and scholars will be held, as well as a talkback session with the audience.


  * Kathleen Dennehy, former commissioner, Massachusetts Department of
  * Barbara Dougan, Massachusetts Project Director, Families Against
    Mandatory Minimums
  * Member/s of EPOCA, Ex-prisoners and Prisoners Organizing for
    Community Advancement.
  * Peyton Paxson, Professor of Criminal Justice, Middlesex Community
  * Tatum Pritchard, Attorney, Prisoners' Legal Services
  * Ben Thompson, Executive Director, Criminal Justice Policy Coalition,

For more information: jean at trounstine.com, 978-656-3121

*Image Makers of Boston*
An Evening with Bill Overton, author of /The Media: Shaping the Image of 
a People/ and the contributing artists -- Gale Fulton Ross, Ardis 
Graham, Hakim Raquib, and Jameel Rasheed
Wednesday, February 29, 5:30-8:00 pm
UMass Boston Campus Center
Sponsored by UMass Boston, The Office of Access and Opportunity, 
Visionary Farm, Inc.
To RSVP, email Ron Marlow at Ronald.Marlow at state.ma.us by February 16th.
*A Celebration of the Life of Hon. Robert L. Carter*
Thursday, March 1st, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
The Riverside Church
490 Riverside Drive
New York City, NY

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

*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.
CHHIRJ Logo /*www.charleshamiltonhouston.org 
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/Accommodations: If you are a person with a disability requesting a 
reasonable accommodation in order to attend a Houston Institute event, 
please contact us two weeks in advance./

Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice| 125 Mt Auburn St| 
3rd Floor| Cambridge| MA| 02138

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