The University of Memphis School of Law and the Black Law Student Association (BLSA) invite you to the panel, “Removing the Monuments: A Legal Perspective,” this Tuesday, October 3, 11:30-1pm in Wade Auditorium.
This event is intended to help inform the public about the real legal issues surrounding the confederate monument debate, with a focus on the local issues pertaining to the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue in the Memphis Medical District and the statue of former Confederacy President, Jefferson Davis, located in the public park next to the University of Memphis School of Law. The law school hopes to begin a dialogue with the public to help create informed perspectives about this oftentimes controversial and heated issue.
Lee Harris – Memphis Law Professor and Tennessee State Senator
Bruce McMullen – City of Memphis Attorney, Chief Legal Officer for the City of Memphis
Tami Sawyer – Director, Diversity & Cultural Competence with Teach For America Memphis and a writer, speaker, social justice activist and education advocate
Alan Wade – City of Memphis City Council Attorney
Moderator – Daniel Kiel, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Memphis
The panel will be a “brown-bag” lunch event, with some light refreshments offered for attendees.
Hope to see you there! Be vigilant!