PUBLIC RIGHTS PROJECT KICKS OFF AFFIRMATIVE LEADERS FELLOWSHIP WITH A TWO-DAY ORIENTATION & TRAINING IN OAKLAND
We were thrilled to host our inaugural cohort of Affirmative Leaders Fellows, selected from 23 government offices and 12 states, including the District of Columbia, for a two-day orientation and training in Oakland. Our mid-career Fellows will spend the next year working with us through virtual and in-person trainings to help build their offices’ capacity to protect residents’ rights.
ALF ORIENTATION: DAY 1
On Day 1 of the orientation, Fellows had the opportunity to hear from a great panel on best practices to build and expand their offices’ affirmative litigation practices, followed by an engaging session with Alyssa Schuren of The Management Center on leadership and setting goals for their fellowships!
We wrapped up Day 1 with a Welcome Reception at Oeste Bar to celebrate our diverse and talented cohort. Thanks to our supporters and volunteers for welcoming our Fellows!
ALF ORIENTATION: DAY 2
On Day 2, our partners at Race Forward’s Government Alliance on Race and Equity, Julie Nelson and Ramesh Kathanadi, facilitated a workshop on how local governments can seize on the power of their offices to promote racial equity and social justice.
For our afternoon session, we were thrilled to have two engaging panels on how government law offices can work hand-in-hand with community-based organizations to protect the rights of residents, followed by a brainstorming session on how to prioritize cases to fight on behalf of our most vulnerable populations.
MANY THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING...
Tony Alexis (Goodwin Law)
Greta Hansen (Santa Clara County Office of the County Counsel)
Jonathan Miller (Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office)
Kathleen Morris (Golden Gate University School of Law)
Erin Bernstein (Oakland City Attorney’s Office)
Ellie Dehghan (Callisto)
Jane Flanagan (ITT Chicago-Kent College of Law)
Yvonne Mere (San Francisco City Attorney’s Office)
Jesse Newmark (Centro Legal De La Raza)
Marissa Roy (U.S. Court of Appeals For The 9th Circuit)
Shaw San Liu (Chinese Progressive Association)
Hunter Wiggins (Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation)
And to the following groups that helped make this event possible...
The Ambassadors Circle
The California Endowment's Center for Healthy Communities
The Management Center
Oeste Bar & Cafe
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