January 23, 2018: NYS Bar Association Presidential Summit to Examine Race, Slavery and Mass Incarceration

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24 – 2-5 PM

NYS BAR ASSOCIATION PRESIDENTIAL SUMMIT TO EXAMINE RACE, SLAVERY AND MASS INCARCERATION. 

PANELISTS INCLUDE BRONX DA DARCEL CLARK, CHANTÁ PARKER OF THE INNOCENCE PROJECT, JEFFERY ROBINSON OF THE ACLU

Wednesday, January 24

2-5 pm

New York Hilton Midtown

1335 Avenue of the Americas, between 53rd and 54th Streets

New York, NY 10019

New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) President Sharon Stern Gerstman will host the Association’s annual Presidential Summit on Wednesday, January 24.

The event will examine race, slavery and mass incarceration. The award-winning documentary "13th" by Ava DuVernay will be shown in its entirety. 

Following the film, at 4 pm, a panel discussion moderated by American Bar Association President Hilarie Bass will explore the issues of mass incarceration, implicit bias, wrongful conviction, and fines and fees, as well as legal efforts to counteract all of the factors that have resulted in the incarceration of so many men and women of color.

Panelists include:

Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark

Chantá Parker, Esq., Special Counsel For New Initiatives, The Innocence Project

Jeffery P. Robinson, Esq., Deputy Legal Director and Director of the Trone Center for Justice and Equality, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

The event is part of NYSBA’s 141st Annual Meeting being held this week at the New York Hilton Midtown and attended by more than 4,000 attorneys. The complete agenda for the NYSBA 2018 Annual Meeting can be found here: http://www.nysba.org/am2018/

Media is invited to NYSBA Annual Meeting events, but daily check-in is required at the registration area on the second floor of the New York Hilton Midtown, located at 1335 Avenue of the Americas, between 53rd and 54th Streets, New York, NY 10019.

For more information, contact Dan Weiller (dweiller@nysba.org518-369-5550) or Christina Couto (ccouto@nysba.org518-596-9300). Photos will be available from many events.

Follow Annual Meeting proceedings on Twitter at @NYSBA (#NYSBA18), Facebook (New York State Bar Association) and Instagram (@nystatebar).

About the New York State Bar Association

The New York State Bar Association is the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. Since 1876, the Association has helped shape the development of law, educated and informed the legal profession and the public, and championed the rights of New Yorkers through advocacy and guidance in our communities.

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Contact: Dan Weiller
Managing Director of Marketing and Communications
dweiller@nysba.org
518/487-5500