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.

Panelists include:

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!

 

 

Monument removal panel flyer[1]

Written by demefrank

mother, womanist, law prof, prison abolitionist. Demetria does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from the viewpoints expressed in this article or post.

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