Oct 22 - 23, 2020
12:15pm - 4:45pm    |    Virtual Event


The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. and the Center on Human Rights and Global Justice are pleased to present a legal conference exploring the intersection of immigration and racial justice. The year 2020 marks the 35th Anniversary of Justice Thurgood Marshall’s groundbreaking dissent in Jean v. Nelson, wherein Justice Marshall called for equal protection to apply to Haitian immigrants, and to prohibit the government from discriminating on the basis of race or national origin. 472 U.S. 846 (1985).

The conference begins with a discussion of Jean and the struggle to secure racial justice for Haitian asylum seekers in the 1980s. The conference will then explore subsequent efforts by advocates, academics, policymakers, and activists to vindicate the promise of equal protection for immigrants of color in the United States and internationally. For the full agenda and more details visit jeanvnelson35.org.

Join the conference using this link: https://nyu.zoom.us/j/99788186310

This event is seeking approval for New York State CLE credit. If approved, it will be appropriate for both experienced and newly admitted attorneys.


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