UDC’s law school is hosting a couple of interesting talks this week. On Thursday, journalist and author Will Potter talks about moves to impose criminal and civil penalties on animal rights activists and whistleblowers in the agriculture industry.
And on Friday, panelists will discuss the life and assassination of civil rights icon Malcolm X, and how each shape the U.S. and global politics today.
See below for details on each talk and to register.
“Criminalizing Activism: from the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act to Ag Gag”
Thursday, February 20th
5:30 to 7 PM
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
Moot Court Room
4340 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008
A talk by Will Potter: Author of “Green is the New Red”
Please join us for a discussion with Will Potter, an award-winning journalist, author, and public speaker based in Washington, DC, who has become a leading authority on the animal rights and environmental movements and post 9-11 civil liberties!
All welcome, free, but please register HERE: www.law.udc.edu/event/Potter
Sponsored by the UDC-DCSL National Lawyers’ Guild, American Constitution Society, & Animal Law Society
WHO KILLED HIM AND WHY?
A POLITICAL AND HISTORICAL FORUM ON THE 49TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH
FEBRUARY 21, 2014 – FRIDAY, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
UNIVERSITY OF DC LAW SCHOOL, 4340 CONNECTICUT AVE. NW
MOOT COURT ROOM #518 – VAN NESS METRO STOP RED LINE
Suggested donation $5 to support Museum of Hidden History
JOHN BRITTAIN, Professor, UDC-DCSL, Opening Remarks
JARED BALL, PHD, editor of A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable’s Malcolm X
BABA ZAK KONDO, PHD, author of Conspiracys: Unraveling the Assassination of Malcolm X
JOHN POTASH, author of The FBI War on Tupac Shakur and Black Leaders
SHAHID BUTTAR, executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee
JOHN JUDGE, executive director of the Coalition on Political Assassinations and the Museum of Hidden History
NAJI MUJAHID, UDC Student Chapter – National Lawyers Guild, moderator
This forum of experts and authors will focus on the life, the politics, the domestic and international impact, and the threat of Malcolm X, who targeted him for assassination and why. It will also cover the extensive programs, like COINTELPRO and CHAOS run by government agencies from the 1950s forward to neutralize, disrupt and destroy the leadership for social change in the United States, and the role of political assassinations and surveillance in shaping the politics of America and the world to the present day.
SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS: Coalition on Political Assassinations, Museum of Hidden History, National Lawyers Guild – UDC Student Chapter, Bill of Rights Defense Committee, Black Law Students Association, Black Men’s Law Society, and Institute for Policy Studies