August 23, 2016

Our show this Tuesday, August 23rd, will present a preview of the upcoming African American Women and the Law Conference (AAWLC) to be held September 13-14th at the National Education Association, 1201 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. The theme of the Conference is “Black Women Still Rising!: Ending Structural Racism, Patriarchy and Violence.” Our outstanding guests are the Conveners and Co-Conveners of the Conference including renowned Professor Kimberle Crenshaw of Columbia University & UCLA and Director of the African American Policy Forum and Center for Intersectionality; Professor Adjoa Aiyetoro, Emerita of the University of Arkansas and leader within the National Conference of Black Lawyers; Ria Thompson-Washington, Rauh Fellow with the Transformative Justice Coalition and Vice President of the National Lawyers’ Guild.

The AAWLC will be the first conference in 16 years to specifically examine the role of the law and public policy as it impacts the lives, barriers and opportunities for Black women’s advancement. The purpose of this historic Conference is to develop a Black Women’s Legal and Public Policy Agenda to guide our advocacy for the next number of years. We will examine the issue of 2016 Presidential, State and Local elections and the criticality of a Black Women’s advocacy agenda!

Women of all professions, disciplines, ages, and backgrounds are invited to attend by registering for the Conference.

During our show we will discuss the program of the conference; the 20 workshops on many topics including criminal justice reform; policing accountability & restructuring; Black girls, discipline and the School to Prison Pipeline; educational challenges and opportunities; leadership development; healthcare and mental health; domestic violence; sexual assault; fair and affordable housing; the wealth gap; mass incarceration; voting rights and political empowerment, international human rights advocacy; rebellious lawyering and more.

Our guests will also set forth the on-going plans for 2017, 2018 and beyond for the African American Women and the Law Conference and Legal & Public Policy Advocacy.

More information about the African American Women and the Law Conference can be found on Facebook and @AAWLC and on Twitter @AAWLC2016. Also, information is available at

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Adjoa A. Aiyetoro

Adjoa A. Aiyetoro joined the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law faculty in 2004. She was Professor of Law and the Director of the […]

Ria Washington

Ria Thompson-Washington

Ria Thompson-Washington is a rising 3L attending the University of the District of Columbia David A Clarke School of Law. On campus she serves as […]

Kimberlé Crenshaw

KimberlĂ© Crenshaw, Professor of Law at UCLA and Columbia Law School, is a leading authority in the area of Civil Rights, Black feminist legal theory, […]