Youth Art Competition: “Building Our Communities”

Project MI is excited to announce the “Building Our Communities” Youth Art Competition! All Shelby County high school age youth are invited to visually express their ideas on how to improve our communities. Selected entries will be premiered at our First Annual Youth Activism & Leadership Summit with the theme, “My City, My Voice” on July 28, 2018.

PJMI art competition

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Youth Advocacy Program Recruitment & Informational (January Meet-Up)

On Monday, January 8, 2018 at 6pm Project MI will hold its first Meet-Up of 2018!

In this meet-up we will be recruiting for our Youth Advocacy Program and providing an informational about our  group mentoring work at G.W. Carver High School.

YAP Recruitment

After our informational, the following committees will meet:

Youth Summit Planning Committee (for those interested in planning programs for youth)

Legislative & Policy Research Committee (for those in the legal and related fields)

Narrative Committee (for artists, other creatives, and anyone interested in telling the real human stories of mass incarceration and our youth)

If you are new to MI, this is the perfect opportunity to learn more about our Youth Advocacy Program and join a committee to get straight to work!

The Meet-Up will be held at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law (1 N. Front St.). Parking on the North side of the Law School, on Court Street, is free beginning at 6pm.

 

November Meet-Up

On Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 6pm at Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law (1 N. Front St.)  Project MI will hold its November Meet-Up!

This is the perfect opportunity to get to know more about Project MI and get straight to work!   After our general business meeting, the following committees will meet:

Youth Summit Planning Committee (we suggest this committee for those interested in planning programs involving youth development)

Legislative & Policy Research Committee (we suggest this committee for those in the legal and related fields)

Narrative Committee (we suggest this committee for artists, other creatives, and anyone interested in telling the real human stories of mass incarceration and our youth)

Change Committee (we suggest this committee for those interested in galvanizing the community around some of our projects, and coordinating service opportunities within these initiatives–leadership needed for this committee!)   

Additionally, our Youth Advocacy Program Committee will not meet at our November Meet-Up, but if you are interested in information on how to become involved click here.  We suggest the Youth Advocacy Program for those interested in serving as group mentors and understanding issues impacting Memphis youth.

The meeting will be held in the Reading Room, located on the Fourth floor on the South side of the building.    Parking on the North side of the Law School, on Court Street, is free beginning at 6pm.

October Meet-Up

On Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 6pm at Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law (1 N. Front St.) Project MI will hold its October Meet-Up!

After our general business meeting, the following committees will meet:

Youth Summit Planning Committee (if you are new to MI, we suggest this committee for those interested in planning programs for youth development)

Legislative & Policy Research Committee (if you are new to MI, we suggest this committee for those in the legal and related fields)

Narrative Committee (if you are new to MI, we suggest this committee for artists, other creatives, and anyone interested in telling the real human stories of mass incarceration and our youth)

We will also call for the assembly of a “Community Action Committee,” which will be responsible for galvanizing the community around some of our projects, and coordinating service opportunities within these initiatives.   

Our Youth Advocacy Program Committee will not meet at our October Meet-Up, but if you are interested in information on how to become involved with our Youth Advocacy Program, and group mentoring opportunity youth through self-advocacy, click here.

If you are new to MI, this is the perfect opportunity to join a committee and get straight to work!

Parking on the North side of the Law School, on Court Street, is free beginning at 6pm.

U of M Law to Host “Removing the Monuments: A Legal Perspective”

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]

MI Weekly

Upcoming Events


This week’s Project MI meetings, events and other organization programs related to mass incarceration:

Thursday, 9/14–FREE Continuing Legal Education Course:  “Money Bail in Shelby County: The Breakdown”

The Breakdown CLE will be open to the public on September 14, 2017 from 3-5pm at the University of Memphis School of Law Wade Auditorium (1 N. Front Street).  The event is hosted by the National Bar Association’s Ben F. Jones Chapter, Black Lives Matter Memphis, Just City, Law 4 Black Lives, and Project MI.  Full flyer for the event, here.

Monday, 9/18–Youth Advocacy Program Training (Carver High School Initiative)

Those interested in participating in any part of our Carver High School  Youth Advocacy Program, including serving as mentors, should plan to attend our Justice League Training on Monday, September 18, at the Benjamin Hooks Public Library at 6pm. At the training, members will be prepared for time with Carver students by learning how to be an effective mentor, cultural competence, and other important topics.

Friday, 9/29–Youth Advocacy Program Networking Meet & Greet Kickoff

The official launch of our Youth Advocacy Program in partnership with Carver High School is September 29, 2017 from 2:15-3:15pm! We will hold a Networking Meet and Greet at Carver High School where members will have the opportunity to get to know some of the young men in our program.  Those that wish to participate must also attend our Carver Training on Monday, 9/18, above.

We are hoping for as many Project MI members as possible in attendance to make a strong showing of support to these young men, so please attend if you can!

 

 

 

Free CLE on Money Bail System

FREE Continuing Legal Education Course!

“Money Bail in Shelby County: The Breakdown”

The Breakdown CLE will be open to the public on September 14, 2017 from 3-5pm at the University of Memphis School of Law Wade Auditorium (1 N. Front Street).  The event is hosted by the National Bar Association’s Ben F. Jones Chapter, Black Lives Matter Memphis, Just City, Law for Black Lives, and Project MI.End Money Bail in Shelby County (1)

Attendees will learn about the money bail system in Shelby County and money bail reform efforts nationally.  Attorneys in attendance will receive 2 hours of general CLE credit.

Be active.  Be educated.  Be vigilant.