Please join the Children and Family Justice Center on September 6th, 2013 for Pursuing Justice: A Constitutional and Human Rights Jurisprudence for the Child, a symposium featuring two panel discussions, a keynote address by Bryan Stevenson and a sit-down conversation between children’s rights advocates.
The first panel, Children’s Rights Coming Home, will explore the ways in which children’s human rights standards and principles are being integrated into both U.S. constitutional law and practices.
For the second panel of the symposium, Abolishing JLWOP and Extreme Sentencing of Youth: Taking Miller to the Ground, panelists willdiscuss their role in various strategies to challenge extreme sentencing of youth, including legislation, litigation, education, and coalition building.
The symposium will conclude with a conversation between Bernardine Dohrn, founder and former director of CFJC, and Barbara Ransby, professor of history and African-American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Come strategize and learn about justice for youth!
*Lunch will be provided.
*Symposium information, the agenda, flyer, and speaker biographies can be found here
This event is free to the public, but please consider donating to the Children and Family Justice Center! Your support greatly impacts our efforts to invest in the next generation of ethical and reform-minded lawyers and clients.