UDC Law Brings Together Generations of Activists to Advance Today’s Civil Rights Movement

On April 7, 2016, the David A. Clarke School of Law at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) hosted “Protest Movements of the 1960s to #BlackLivesMatter: Legal Strategies for an Emerging Civil Rights Movement,” a symposium to explore new legal frameworks to advance today’s emerging civil rights movement.

The 2016 symposium brought together a wide range of scholars and activists to develop innovative litigation and organizing strategies to address the discrimination and disparities that permeate society today.

Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Rights and the Joseph L. Rauh Jr. Professor of Public Interest Law at UDC, spoke during the symposium’s first panel, “From the Protest Movements of the 1960s to a Coordinated Civil Rights Movement.” You can watch the panel below.


To view additional segments from the symposium, click on the links below.

Movement Lawyering with Prof. Justin Hansford

Black Lives Matter, Today’s Movement

Black Lives Matter of Tomorrow

Keynote address: Roy Austin, Deputy Assistant to the President