Becoming a Legislative or Policy Advocate
This panel will teach lawyers, social workers and the public how to: (1) utilize the legislative process to achieve changes in law; and, (2) pursue policy changes.
Terry Landry, Jr.- Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)
Will Harrell - Senior Policy Counsel at VOTE
Becoming a Watchdog
This panel of judicial watchdogs will illustrate ways that citizens, social workers and lawyers can work as watchdogs towards the ends of achieving justice and accountability for justice-impacted individuals.
Reverend Anderson- Presenting Resources Effectively, Applying Christlike Humbleness
Katie Swartzmann- American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Bree Anderson- Daughters Beyond Incarceration (DBI)
Ben Robertson- Southern University New Orleans (SUNO)
Donna Howard Kennon
Checo Yancy- Voters Organized To Educate (VOTE)
Keynote Address- Calvin Duncan
In his keynote address, Calvin Duncan, one of Louisiana’s wrongfully convicted citizens, will broach discussions of non-unanimous juries, wrongful convictions and reentry before advising advocates of the role they might play in the lives of these victims of the justice system.
Getting the Ear of the Media
This panel will offer insights into how citizens might successfully get the ear of the media when injustices are at issue.
Jeff Thomas- Think504
Gary Chambers- The Rouge Collection
Using Art to Advocate
This panel of artists will teach social workers, lawyers and citizens how to use collaborations with artists to promote social justice in society.
Kristin Downing- Artist, Gallery Owner and Activist.
Kevin McQuarn- Producer, Writer, Filmmaker.
Donney Rose- Poet, Teaching Artist and Community Activist.
Responding to Prosecutorial Misconduct
Panel will share insights on systemic changes that are needed to minimize prosecutorial misconduct, as well as offer tips for lawyers, social workers and citizens assisting individuals who are on the receiving end of official misconduct.
Attorney Jee Parks- Innocence Project of New Orleans (IPNO)
Attorney Harry Daniels- Daniels and Washington Law Firm
William Snowden- Director of the Vera Institute of Justice’s New Orleans office