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Join us for a conversation with renowned civil rights attorney Ben Crump. He’ll be discussing topics such as his work in the justice system, how to create change through his work and through storytelling, and qualified immunity.
Registration for this event is REQUIRED in order to get the stream link to watch the lecture. Register here for free: https://go.wisc.edu/a802n7
BEN CRUMP is a renowned civil rights attorney who has established himself as one of the nation’s foremost lawyers and advocates for social justice, earning him the nickname “Black America’s Attorney General”. His legal acumen has ensured that those marginalized in American society are protected by their nation’s contract with its constituency. He is the founder and principal owner of Ben Crump Law. He is the President of the National Civil Rights Trial Lawyers Association and previously served as President of the National Bar Association. Among dozens of accomplishments, Attorney Crump has been recognized with the NAACP Thurgood Marshall Award, the SCLC Martin Luther King Servant Leader Award, the American Association for Justice Johnnie Cochran Award, and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Eleanor Roosevelt Medallion for Service.
He hosted the critically acclaimed legal docudramas Evidence of Innocence on TVOne and Who Killed Tupac: The Search for Justice on A&E, and served as executive producer of the documentary, Woman in Motion, about Nichelle Nichols, one of the first African-American TV actresses. He is a frequent contributor to Huffington Post Black Voices, CNN, and USA Today. Crump’s book, published in October 2019, Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People, reflects on the landmark cases he has battled, and how discrimination in the courthouse devastates real families and communities.
This event is brought to you by the WUD Distinguished Lecture Series.
Please join WUD DLS for "The Journey to Justice: A Conversation with Ben Crump" on Tuesday, February 16th at 7:00pm. This event will require registration to access the stream. All are invited to register and watch the lecture, especially UW-Madison students, faculty, staff, Union members and guests.
Interested in the opportunity to meet and speak with Attorney Ben Crump? Be sure to sign up for our exclusive post-program event, going from 8:15pm to 9:15pm after his lecture. There's only 20 spots available for interested UW students, staff, and faculty, so be sure to register soon! Register for this exciting meet & greet opportunity here: https://go.wisc.edu/fm23z7
Sign Language interpreting will be provided with CART captioning.