2015 Conference – Detroit, MI

The Mideast (“Rustbelt”) Regional NLG Conference will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Wayne State University School of Law in Detroit, MI. The Facebook event is located here. Invite your friends!

~ ~ ~ Schedule ~ ~ ~

Friday, March 20, 2015 – Evening Social Options

7:00pm: Bowling @ The Garden Bowl ($?, The Majestic Complex, 4140 Woodward Ave)

8:00pm: Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution ($10, FREEP Film Festival, Detroit Institute of Arts, Marvin and Betty Danto Lecture Hall, 5200 Woodward Avenue)

9:00pm: Detroit Cobras & Radio Burns (featuring Guild member Royce Nunley!) @ Majestic Café ($15, The Majestic, 4140 Woodward Ave)


Saturday, March 21, 2015 – Conference Schedule, (Wayne State Law School, Keith Center for Civil Right, 471 W. Palmer St) – panel topics, speakers, & times may be tweaked slightly prior to Saturday!

8:00am: registration & breakfast

9:00am-9:45am: Tax Foreclosure and Housing Crisis (John Mogk, Pat Driscoll, Tonya Phillips,  & Aaron Handelsman)
9:00am-9:45am: War Zones to Peace Zones: How to End Police Brutality in America (Ron Scott, Rev. Jerome Warfield, Yusef “Bunchy” Shakur, Julie Hurwitz, and Prof. Peter Hammer)

10:00am-10:45am: Wage & Hour, Unemployment Benefits, and Organizing Rights- Representing Workers in Administrative Hearings Without Being a Lawyer (Tony Paris, Samir Hanna, & Antonio Lodico)
10:00am-10:45am: Bankrupcty Advocacy (Kurt Thornbladh)

11:00am-11:45am: The Role of the Lawyer (Buck Davis, Bill Goodman, & Mike Steinberg)

12:00pm-12:45pm: Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline through Individual Advocacy and Systemic Reform in Michigan (Rodd Monts, Jessica Gingold, Elizabeth Bowker, & Michael Reynolds)
12:00pm-12:45pm: Water Shut-Offs (Maureen Taylor, Julie Hurwitz, & Denise Heberle)

1:00pm-2:30pm: lunch break

2:30pm-3:15pm: Prisoners’ Rights & Living Conditions Within Michigan Prisons (Cynthia Heenan & Pete Martel)

3:30pm-4:15pm: Marriage Equality (Prof. Robert Sedler & Prof. Ken Mogill)

4:30pm-5:15pm: Ferguson: Organizing Legal Support in the New Black Liberation Movement (Sarah Coeffy & Dhoruba Shakur)

5:30pm-6:15pm: Privatization and Emergency Manager Statute (Kurt Thornbladh, Alice Jennings, Jerry Goldberg, John Philo, & Nicole Hill)


Saturday, March 21, 2015 – Evening Social Options

6:30pm: Internal Combustion ($10, FREEP Film Festival, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Film Theatre, 5200 Woodward Avenue)

7:30pm: When Corporations, Government, & Neighborhoods Collide: Detroit NLG Tipsy History (Anchor Bar, 450 W Fort St)


Sunday, March 22, 2015 – Regional Meetings, (Wayne State Law School, Keith Center for Civil Right, 471 W. Palmer St) – times may change!

9:00am – Regional General Meeting
10:30am – Regional Mass Defense Meeting: Cleveland RNC 2016 strategic planning!

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