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The 2016 African American Women and the Law Conference

It's been 21 years since the inaugural and historic gathering of 1,00 Black women in 1995, and 15 years since the AAWLC review in 2000. Let's make history again!

Over the last few decades, the status of African American women vis a vis the law has changed dramatically. Although there have been great new organizations established in the intervening decades whose focus is specifically on African American men and boys, legal policy advocacy centered on Black women and girls continues to be too sparse and lowly prioritized in our nation. Not only that, but there are no national safe spaces for African American women of all professions and walks of life to convene and discuss our particular relationship to American law, and how that impedes or promotes our aspirations. 

The objective of the conference is to generate a platform to assist African American women and girls advocates and activists, leaders, lawyers, law students, and legal workers, professors and scholars, journalists, and policy analysts in advancing the most effective llegal and organizing strategies for promoting and strengthening our status in the United States of America.

This conference will be held at The National Education Association 1201 16th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036. Click the link below to be taken to the African American Women and the Law Conference program schedule: