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The Impact of Slavery on American Jurisprudence and Activism

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Thursday, February 21, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM PST
Phillip Burton Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse
450 Golden Gate Avenue, 19th Floor, Ceremonial Courtroom
San Francisco, CA 94102

2019 is the 400th anniversary of the beginning of slavery in the USA. In August of 1619, twenty Africans landed at Jamestown Virginia.

In the 400 years that Africans have been here, their history has been full of struggle, resistance, and the achievement of excellence despite all the barriers erected.

This panel will explore lawsuits brought by enslaved people, rebellions against the cruelty that was a feature of slavery, activism challenging Jim Crow, changes in American jurisprudence that flowed from their quest for “equal Justice under law,” and how the efforts of African Americans shaped the activism of other groups in our country.

Racism is still a vibrant and toxic part of our country. This panel will explore its origins as well as ways we can minimize its impact.

Thursday, February 21, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM PST
Phillip Burton Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse
450 Golden Gate Avenue, 19th Floor, Ceremonial Courtroom
San Francisco, CA 94102

REGISTRATION:

Students: FREE
Nonprofit: $40
General: $65

MCLE 1.5 credits (elimination of bias)

5:00 pm – reception
6:00 pm – panel

You must arrive by 6:00 pm to gain access to building.

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For questions or more information, contact Melissa Male, mmale@equaljusticesociety.org