1. Welcome & Introductions: Dean Jack Boger & Prof. Tamar Birckhead, UNC Law
    Panel 1 – Police Violence and the Legal System: the current law, the grand jury, civil rights litigation, and police training
    Prof. Erika Wilson, UNC Law: moderator
    Attorney Alex Charns, civil rights lawyer
    Dave Cloutier, retired police officer, expert on law enforcement training regarding use of force
    Lisa Sorg, journalist with the Indy Weekly who has covered police violence in the Triangle
    Prof. Fred Williams, North Carolina Central University Law School
    James Williams, Public Defender for Orange and Chatham Counties
    James Woodall, District Attorney for Orange and Chatham Counties

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  2. Jaki Shelton Green: poet, performer, human rights advocate

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  3. Panel 3 – Activism in the face of police violence: experiences of local advocates, the role of protest movements, and changing the dynamic between citizens and the police.
    Prof. Beth Posner, UNC Law: moderator
    Elena Everett, community organizer
    Prof. Blair Kelley, NC State History Department
    Pastor Mark-Anthony Middleton, Abundant Hope Christian Church, Durham
    Stephanie Perry, Justice United advocate
    Q Wideman, youth advocate

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  4. Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of NAACP Legal Defense Fund

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  5. Panel 2 – History and Context of Police Brutality: from slavery and Jim Crow to Ferguson, Staten Island, Durham, and beyond.
    Mark Dorosin, UNC Center on Civil Rights: moderator
    Daryl Atkinson, Southern Coalition for Social Justice
    Prof. Frank Baumgartner, UNC Political Science Department
    Prof. Al Brophy, UNC Law
    Prof. Ted Shaw, UNC Law & Director UNC Center on Civil Rights

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Police Violence in the Wake of Ferguson and Staten Island

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A full-day program with three separate panels and a keynote speaker provide a forum for discussion of police violence and the legal system, the history and context of police brutality, and activism in the face of police violence. Panelists include academics,…


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A full-day program with three separate panels and a keynote speaker provide a forum for discussion of police violence and the legal system, the history and context of police brutality, and activism in the face of police violence. Panelists include academics, lawyers, journalists, and community activists. The luncheon keynote speaker is Ms. Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. The program took place on Friday, January 23, 2015, at the UNC School of Law. It is co-sponsored by UNC Law Clinical Programs and the UNC Center for Civil Rights.

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