2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Policing Protest from Stonewall to Ferguson

Monday, March 14
9:30AM - 10:30AM

JW Marriott
Salon C
110 E 2nd St

2 movements. 2 landmark stories of community uprising. We examine the impact of privilege, police militarization and the media on the effectiveness and response to the LGBT movement juxtaposed with #BlackLivesMatter. From the Stonewall Riots in 1969, a violent demonstration in response to police brutality, to legalization of same-sex marriage in 2015, the LGBT movement was on a relative fast track. We explore the special sauce that led to this success. In Ferguson, Staten Island, Baltimore, etc etc etc, police actions were subject to accountability by a powerful hashtag and maybe a smartphone, but those demonstrations experienced a very different reception from media and legislators.

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Charles Francis at SXSW

Charles Francis


Mattachine Society of Washington

After a career as a public affairs consultant in Washington, D.C., I co-founded The Kameny Papers Project which conserved and donated the papers of gay civil rights pioneer Dr. Franklin E. Kameny t...

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Danielle Moodie-Mills at SXSW

Danielle Moodie-Mills

CEO Politini Media & NBC BLK Contributor

Politini Media

Former educator and recovering lobbyist turned media maven. Danielle is the Chief Creative Officer of Politini Media. A boutique media company specializing in digital content production, communicat...

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Nick Turner at SXSW

Nick Turner

Pres & Dir

Vera Institute of Justice

Nicholas Turner joined Vera as its fifth president and director in August, 2013. Prior to joining he was a managing director at The Rockefeller Foundation. Nick was previously vice president and ch...

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Praveen Fernandes at SXSW

Praveen Fernandes


The Raben Group

A recent addition to the Raben Group, Praveen comes from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, where he served as Senior Counsel and Advisor to the General Counsel. While there, he worked on a ...

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