VIDEO: A Conversation with CELDF Lawyers

On Wednesday September 29 NCRN hosted a conversation with the lawyers from CELDF. This conversation was compelling and reinvigorating; authentic humans talking about their backgrounds and inspirations to practice law, in direct contrast to the corporate-influenced, classist judicial system. Fierce, determined lawyers working and supporting the rights of communities and individuals to practice direct democracy through initiative and referendum, and/or non-violent direct action. Thanks to Karen Hoffman, Kira Kelly, Terry Lodge and Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin for walking their talk, doing their work and being a part of the community rights and rights of Nature movement.



RESOURCES

Thank you Lyndsey and others for these links from the Zoom Chat.

"Making Docile Lawyers: An Essay on the Pacification of Law Students" https://escholarship.org/uc/item/189296tk And this piece is about social justice lawyering: https://www.loyno.edu/~quigley/Articles/LetterToLawStudent.pdf Movement Law Lab https://movementlawlab.org/

For more on "movement lawyering," see the webinar "2021: Black History is Now: Building the Power of Black Led Movements" https://www.law4blacklives.org/webinars

(and other resources from Law for Black Lives) For a critique of federal indian law: https://www.si.edu/newsdesk/releases/fact-or-fiction-national-museum-american-indian-hosts-law-symposium

Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System By Donella Meadows https://donellameadows.org/archives/leverage-points-places-to-intervene-in-a-system/


adrienne maree brown 'The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.' – camus…documenting my liberation

https://adriennemareebrown.net/

Dean Spade and Mutual Aide http://www.deanspade.net/ Indigenous Environmental Network

https://www.ienearth.org/

Response on October 10, 2021

https://www.ienearth.org/we-dont-need-performative-proclamations-our-communities-are-dying/

To Biden’s “A Proclamation on Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2021”

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/10/08/a-proclamation-indigenous-peoples-

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