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Please join us this Thursday (5/27) at 1pm PT / 4pm ET for a short lecture & participatory Q&A with Dean Spade.
The legal profession often works to maintain rather than transform systems of maldistribution of wealth & resources. How should law students grapple with this reality and contribute to poor- and BIPOC-led mass movements for radical change? How can we show up to social movements as full, multifaceted individuals working to meet people’s needs, rather than as unidimensional legal workers? Should we expect to be paid for transformative work? How can we develop our radical discernment? How can we identify when the strategies and tools we employ uphold and recuperate violent, harmful systems? How can we develop grounded boundaries for our paid and unpaid work? What’re you willing to get disbarred for?
About the Speaker
Dean Spade has written and spoken extensively about these questions. Dean has been working to build queer/trans liberation and racial and economic justice for the past two decades. He is an Associate Professor at Seattle University School of Law and most recently published Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (and the next).
A.D. Lewis—a 3L at SLS, an organizer with Critical Resistance Oakland, and incoming Equal Justice Works Fellow at Disability Rights CA—will moderate the event. The event is co-sponsored by National Lawyers Guild chapters at Lewis & Clark, Vermont, and Stanford law schools.