Harvard Law School’s Systemic Justice Project, directed by Jon Hanson, and Howard University Law School’s Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center, led by Justin Hansford, have again partnered to bring back the Justice Initiative for the 2022-2023 academic year. Watch this video of the information session here. For an application to join as a New Student Member, click here. The deadline has been extended to Oct. 31, 2022.
Built around the “head, hands, heart” model of learning, engagement, and community building, the core events of the Justice Initiative are 3-hour Saturday sessions held throughout the academic year. Sessions include speakers, panel discussions, breakout sessions, and interactive presentations, all to engage participants in discussion about the root causes of systemic injustice. “Saturday sessions are,” Hansford explains, “a site of both political education — a place for members to process, reflect on, share, and learn about the roots of oppression, the history of collective struggle — and of organizing — a place to build power and momentum towards creating that change.” As Carie Martin, 2L at Southwestern Law School puts it, “You don’t get this in law school.”
Students who are interested in getting additional information about the program from Carie may reach out to email@example.com for her contact information.