Schedule of International Events at Law for the People 2016 in New York City

The International Committee is eagerly anticipating this year’s #Law4thePeople NLG Convention in New York City, taking place at NYU! Check out the schedule below for an overview of International events taking place at the convention – please do join us!

(Of course there are many other events of interest at the Convention! Not listed here are convention-wide events like the Plenaries, Keynote Speech and Annual Banquet. If you know of a specifically international-oriented event that is not included here, please email

Wednesday, August 3:

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm:
Welcome Reception at the Center for Cuban Studies ( 231 West 29th St., # 401 NYC, 10001)
Join us for the Guild’s Convention welcome reception, hosted by NLG President Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan, the NLG IC’s Cuba Subcommittee and our friends at the Center for Cuban Studies! Surrounded by works of some of Cuba’s most renowned contemporary artists (artwork available for purchase), we will celebrate the resumption of diplomatic relations with Cuba with invited guests from the island, music, empanadas, rum punch and more! RSVP to the Facebook Event!

Thursday, August 4:

(All IC Activities at NYU, Vanderbilt Hall at NYU School of Law, 40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012)

8:00 am – 12:00 noon:
International Committee Annual Meeting – Vanderbilt Hall, Classroom 206
All are welcome to join the International Committee for its annual convention meeting. Learn about the latest updates in the Guild’s international work, hear about the activity of all of our diverse subcommittees, and join us for strategizing and planning for the year to come.

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm:
International Committee CLEL Know Your Economic Human Rights – Vanderbilt Hall, Classroom 206

The International Committee’s annual CLE will take place on Thursday, August 4 from 1 pm to 5 pm at NYU, featuring noted experts Jeanne Mirer, Andrew Reid, Eric Tars, and more!

The program will focus on economic human rights, their scope and application, relevant human rights conventions and treaties, and strategies for applying and using these conventions and rights in active practice. Economic human rights include, but are not limited to, the right to water, the right to housing, the right to social security, the right to food, the right to health. As people are struggling across the US for economic human rights, from Flint to California to Baltimore to New York, learn about how you can include these important arguments and legal rights  in your practice to support people and movements.

Application for New York accreditation of this course or program is currently pending. Appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.

Sliding Scale Registration: $50 for those making $50,000/yr or more; $25 for those making $35-50,000; $15 for those making below $35,000. The CLE is free for people who are unemployed or extremely low income.
Register online today:

Friday, August 5:

8:00 am – 8:55 am: 
Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Committee Meeting – Vanderbilt Hall, Classroom 214

9:00 am – 10:15 am (Workshops 1):

  • Haiti’s Fight for Democracy: A Critical Time for Solidarity – Vanderbilt Hall, Classroom 204
  • Katrina to Ayotzinopa: People’s Tribunals Condemn Crimes Against the People – Vanderbilt Hall, Classroom 218
  • Recognizing the Pattern: Criminalization of Dissent Across Movements – Vanderbilt Hall, Classroom 206

10:30 am – 11:45 am (Workshops 2):

  • Labor Migration in the Americas – Structural Causes and Exploitation, Vanderbilt Hall, Classroom 218

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm:

Cuba Subcommittee Meeting – Vanderbilt Hall, Classroom 214
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm:

  1. Task Force on the Americas Meeting – Vanderbilt Hall, Classroom 214
  2. Palestine Subcommittee Meeting – Vanderbilt Hall, Classroom 218

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm:

  • US Military Bases in Japan – A Special Meeting with a Japanese Lawyers’ Delegation – Vanderbilt Hall, Classroom 216

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm:

  1. MENA (Middle East/North Africa) Justice Committee Annual Meeting – Vanderbilt Hall, Classroom 206
  2. Puerto Rico Subcommittee Meeting – Vanderbilt Hall, Classroom 214
  3. International Labor Justice Working Group – Vanderbilt Hall, Classroom 218

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm: 
International Committee and Labor and Employment Committee Annual Reception and Presentation of the Debra Evenson Venceremos International Award – Vanderbilt Hall, Snow Dining Room

Come out to join the International Committee and Labor and Employment Committee for our annual reception welcoming the international guests at the convention, including international labor delegates, lawyers, and advocates for justice, and presenting the Debra Evenson Venceremos International Award to this year’s deserving honoree, Audrey Bomse! Learn about the exciting work of the International Committee and the Labor and Employment Committee and how you can get involved in their NLG work, and celebrate the work of international advocates and our honoree.

Saturday, August 6:

9:00 am – 10:30 am (Major Panels 1):

  • Making Human Rights More Sacred than Property Interests: Here and Abroad – Vanderbilt Hall, Classroom 220

Sunday, August 7:

8:15 am- 9:15 am: 
Environmental Justice and Environmental Human Rights Committee Meeting – Vanderbilt Hall, Classroom 110, Kushner Lounge
9:30 am – 10:45 am (Workshops 3):

  • Urgency of Cuba and Venezuela for Anti-Racist and Gender Liberation Movements – Vanderbilt Hall, Classroom 204
  • Prosecuting Palestine: Strategies for the Fight Against Racism and Empire – Vanderbilt Hall, Classroom 216

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (Workshops 4):

  • Nuclear and Earth Rights – Vanderbilt Hall, Classroom 206
  • Puerto Rico: The deepening of colonialism in response to economic crisis – Vanderbilt Hall, Classroom 218

For any questions, corrections or to add to the schedule, please email Please share! 

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