Policing Protest from Stonewall to Ferguson
Monday, March 14
9:30AM - 10:30AM
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.
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...Show the rest
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 to the Library of Congress and The Smithsonian. Doing this, I realized how so much LGBT political history remains lost, sealed, often destroyed or deleted. I founded a new Mattachine Society of Washington to "rescue" that history, along with the reputations and stories of gays and lesbians who were targeted, destroyed--and sometimes prevailed. We call this "archive activism", and love it.
I live in Washington, D.C. and Homer, Alaska with my husband Stephen and our son. I also serve as a Trustee of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming; and on the Board of Advisors of the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington.Hide the rest
CEO Politini Media & NBC BLK Contributor
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...Show the rest
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, communication strategy, external affairs and more for organizations and companies seeking to engage the New American Majority--the growing LGBT market combined with rising demographics of people of color.Hide the rest
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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...Show the rest
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 chief program officer at Vera.
At the Rockefeller Foundation, Nick provided leadership and strategic direction on key initiatives, including transportation policy reform in the U.S. to promote social, economic, and environmental interests, and redevelopment in New Orleans to advance racial and socioeconomic integration. At Vera, Nick guided the expansion of Vera’s national work, launching and directing Vera’s state sentencing and corrections initiative and was responsible for the development and launch of the Prosecution and Racial Justice Program and the Commission on Safety and Abuse in America’s Prisons. Prior to his work with Vera, Nick was an associate in the litigation department of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York from 1997 to 1998. He was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Jack. B. Weinstein, Senior United States District Judge in Brooklyn from 1996 to 1997. Before attending law school, Nick worked with court-involved, homeless, and troubled young people at Sasha Bruce Youthwork, a Washington, DC youth services organization, from 1989 to 1993. He has published a number of articles on criminal justice. Nick has served on the boards of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, Living Cities, Center for Working Families, and St. Christopher’s Inc. In 2015, he joined the advisory council of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance. Nick received his BA from Yale College and his JD from Yale Law School.
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 ...Show the rest
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 wide variety of legal and policy issues, including employment discrimination, national security, contracting, and LGBT equality. In particular, he helped work on the federal government’s implementation of the Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. v. Windsor, which struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Prior to his time in the federal government, Praveen served as Director of Federal Affairs and Diversity Initiatives at Justice at Stake (JAS). His work there to protect the fairness, impartiality, and independence of the judiciary was a natural transition from his work at the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, where he worked for six years on issues relating to economic opportunity, LGBT rights, access to justice, national security, labor, and the environment. He has also worked as a lobbyist and legislative lawyer for the Human Rights Campaign, focusing on judicial nominations, relationship recognition, HIV/AIDS, and other issues impacting the LGBT community. Earlier in his career, Praveen counseled clients at Patton Boggs (now Squire Patton Boggs) and Ropes & Gray. And he feels deeply fortunate that in his first job out of college, he had the chance to work for Senator Edward M. Kennedy, serving on his Labor Committee staff.
Praveen is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law, has a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, and graduated with honors from Brown University, where his undergraduate concentration was in Biomedical Ethics. In 2010, the National LGBT Bar Association named Praveen to its 2010 “Top 40 Under 40” list, which recognizes LGBT lawyers under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves through their work for LGBT equality.