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2018 Keynote Talk

Keynote Speaker: Britney Wilson, Staff Attorney/Dodyk Fellow at the National Center for Law and Economic Justice

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Thursday, November 15, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Topic: “… and People With Disabilities,”

Ms. Wilson will discuss how disability intersects with race, gender, and several of the political issues of the day as well as the need for social justice advocates to recognize and fully incorporate disability and disability rights into their work.

Britney Wilson’s Bio

Britney Wilson is a staff attorney/Dodyk Fellow at the National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ) in New York. Her work focuses on the intersection of poverty, civil rights, and racial justice.

Before NCLEJ, Britney was a Bertha Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), where she worked on issues of discriminatory policing, including Floyd v. City of New York, the landmark case that successfully challenged the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practices, as well as on issues of immigration and voting rights.

She began her legal career as a Marvin M. Karpatkin Fellow in the Racial Justice Program at the American Civil Liberties Union, where she worked on a range of racial justice issues from the school-to-prison pipeline and the criminalization of poverty to fair housing and inclusion in higher education.

Especially committed to advocacy on behalf of people of color and people with disabilities, Britney has written and spoken extensively about the intersection of these issues, including for The Nation Magazine, Longreads, and This American Life. She is a proud graduate of Howard University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

If you are not familiar with Britney, You can follow her twitter account at @labelleverite or listen to her audio -essay  The Longest Distance Between Two Points.