Meeting this Moment: Lawyers, Vigilance, and Activism | Talk with Kate Kendell, Co-Interim Legal Director of Southern Poverty Law Center & Campaign Manager for Take Back the Court

Speaker: KATE KENDELL, long-time LGBTQ and civil rights activist and leader and Spring 2020 Margaret Levy Public Interest Fellow

​UCLA Law David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy's 2019-20 Margaret Levy Public Interest Fellowship: Defending Democracy 

Meeting this Moment: Lawyers, Vigilance, and Activism | Talk by Kate Kendell, Co-Interim Legal Director of Southern Poverty Law Center and Campaign Manager for Take Back the Court

We are in the midst of a national crisis – of democracy, of equity, of justice – and for many, it is an actual nightmare.  As lawyers, we have a special obligation to use our skills and talents to defend our democracy and protect the most vulnerable.  We must move on many fronts, simultaneously and strategically: use the courts but reform the legal system, advocate as well as agitate, educate and activate.  How do we meet this moment and this new decade to realize a vision of equity and justice?

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by February 20. 

Learn more about Kate and the Levy Fellows. Questions may be directed to publicinterestoffice@law.ucla.edu. 

The Margaret Levy Public Interest Fellowship is made possible by the support of Margaret Levy.