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October 2019

Identities: The Problems of Race, Gender and the Law

October 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Student Organization Work Room, WCC 2062

Please join Professor Patricia Williams'75 (she, her, hers) on this interesting lunch talk regarding the intersection between Race, Gender and The Law. *** Lunch Will Be Served*** Prof. Patricia Williams Bio: Prof. Williams has published widely in the areas of race, gender, and law. Her books, including The Alchemy of Race and Rights: A Diary of a Law Professor (Harvard University Press, 1991), illustrate some of America’s most complex societal problems and challenge our ideas about cultural constructs of race…

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Corporate Law issues with Professor Enriques

October 31, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3008 Room

Join our talk with distinguished Professor Luca Enriques, HLS Alumnus and Oxford Professor of Corporate Law.

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November 2019

JOL Regulating Social Media Symposium: “‘Harmful’ Speech and Content Moderation”

November 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC B015

The Harvard Journal on Legislation will be hosting its annual Symposium on regulating social media. In the first panel, Carrie Goldberg and Ben Wittes will take part in a panel discussion moderated by Chris Bavitz. In partnership with WLA, the panel will cover online harassment, harmful speech online, non-consensual sharing of images, and similar topics. Carrie Goldberg is a victims’ rights lawyer born and raised in Aberdeen, Washington. Her law firm, C.A. Goldberg, PLLC, is based in Brooklyn and litigates…

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JOL Regulating Social Media Symposium: “Data Protection, Third-Party Apps, and Advertising”

November 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Austin Hall 101 Classroom – East

The Harvard Journal on Legislation will be hosting its annual Symposium on regulating social media. In the second panel, Olivier Sylvain and Jared Rinehimer will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Kendra Albert. Jared Rinehimer is an Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division of the Massachusetts AG’s Office and is a member of the office’s data privacy and security team. He graduated from HLS in 2012, and was the Co-President of the Journal on Legislation. Olivier Sylvain…

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JOL Regulating Social Media Symposium: “Where We Stand and Where We’re Headed”

November 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2009

The Harvard Journal on Legislation will be hosting its annual Symposium on regulating social media. In the third panel, Jonathan Zittrain, Hannah Bloch-Wehba, and Josh Simons will take part in a panel discussion moderated by Jessica Fjeld. Jonathan Zittrain is the George Bemis Professor of International Law at Harvard Law School and Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Director of the Harvard Law School Library,…

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Challenges to Antitrust in a Changing Economy Conference

November 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West AB

This year's 2nd Annual conference on “Challenges to Antitrust in a Changing Economy”, co-organized by CPI and CCIA, aims to pick up where we left off last year with the debate on competition law and economics in the tech industry. Doubtless, the last decade has seen a growing thirst for innovation in many industries worldwide. Innovation certainly makes economies more dynamic and competitive, but it can pose challenges for legislative and regulatory bodies trying to keep pace with rapidly evolving…

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Litman Symposium: Criminal “Justice” Reimagined

November 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
WCC 2019 Milstein West AB

This year's Harvard Defenders Litman Symposium will explore “Criminal Justice Reimagined.” The event will put in conversation faculty, practitioners, systems-involved individuals, community leaders and other integral stakeholders to paint a full picture of the policy debates surrounding, concerns about, and the future of criminal defense. Finally, the evening will highlight what it means to represent the individual, the post-release disenfranchisement of systems-involved individuals, and other barriers to reentry.

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Illegal Fiscal Aids or Advance Tax Rulings? Insights and Predictions from Starbucks and FIAT

November 20, 2019 @ 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
WCC 4063 Room

Countries from all over the world have traditionally relied on tax breaks to attract investments by multinational companies. Lately, some international tax competition practices have been attracting increasing criticism. In the US, for example, political opposition has prompted Amazon to give up $3 billion in promised tax breaks for its planned HQ2 in New York. In the European Union, instead, it is the European Commission that has taken the lead against the tax advantages granted by some EU Member States…

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December 2019

Eighth Annual Health Law Year in P/Review

December 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wasserstein Hall 2036, 1585 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

At this symposium, leading experts will discuss major developments in health law and policy during 2019 and what to watch out for in 2020. In the lead up to the 2020 election, we will feature a debate on the topic "Is Universal Health Care Coverage Achievable?" This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and registration is required.

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Al-Muwatta’ Symposium Roundtable

December 9, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location by RSVP

Online Conference: http://bit.ly/2OJ4s71 (by invitation) RSVP: http://bit.ly/2LdZrB4 (by invitation) Following an online roundtable on the early Islamic law treatise al-Muwaṭṭaʾ (by Mālik b. Anas in the 8th century), featured on the ISLAMICLAWblog (https://islamiclaw.blog), a select panel of scholars will bring the written ideas into conversation with one another in a symposium roundtable at Harvard Law School. This event is by invitation. Co-sponsored by the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard.

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Al-Muwatta’ Book Talk

December 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Milstein West A, Wasserstein Hall, Harvard Law School

Online Conference: http://bit.ly/2P8fUrE RSVP: http://bit.ly/33J0VtF (RSVP requested for in-person attendance only) On the occasion of the publication of a new translation of al-Muwaṭṭaʾ, one of the earliest treatises on Islamic law, the Program in Islamic Law is hosting a public book talk. The book talk will engage the broader community in conversations about this new translation and the significance of the text, which has central, enduring relevance for Islamic law and society across time and place. It will feature commentary…

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February 2020

26th Annual HLS APALSA Conference

February 1, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
HLS, Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East B (Room 2036, Second Floor)

The 26th annual National Asian Pacific American Conference on Law & Public Policy, hosted by Harvard Law School’s APALSA, is titled 2020: Inflection and will celebrate HLS APALSA’s 26th Anniversary Conference. It will reflect on the ways in which Asian Pacific American (“APA”) and other underrepresented attorneys and activists have progressed in the legal, political, and social spheres. Moreover, the Conference will also explore the obstacles to and opportunities for the APA community in the legal field as well as…

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Human Rights Advocacy For Children With Disabilities: The Global Challenge Of Protecting Children From Orphanages And Group Homes

February 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Student Organization Work Room, WCC 2062

Dr. Eric Rosenthal and Dr. Fengming Cui will discuss the concept of a right to family and placement in orphanages or group homes, as there is a current major international controversy over whether it is ever appropriate to place a child in a group home or residential care. This interesting and important issue will be up for discussion at the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in 2020. Date: February 13, 2020 Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM…

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HALB Symposium

February 14, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East B
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HALB Symposium Green Room

February 14, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
WCC 4018 Room
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HALB Symposium

February 14, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
WCC 2036 Milstein East C
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The International Development of the Blockchain and Fintech Industry [HLSBFI Conference]

February 27, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
WCC 1010

What is the outlook of blockchain and Fintech overseas? What are the challenges to the cross-jurisdictional expansion of blockchain and fintech companies? What are innovative fintech and blockchain applications that are being experimented with in various countries and how are regulators responding to this? Panel participants include Chiming Kam from the AMF (regulator) in France, Dan Ryan — Head of Legal for North America of European Fintech giant Revolut, and Julie Smith — former COO of Medici Land governance working…

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2020 HIALSA International Arbitration Conference

February 29, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Austin Hall 200 Ames Courtroom

HIALSA's yearly International Arbitration conference.

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March 2020

Emerging Issues in the Law of Armed Conflict

March 2, 2020 @ 9:45 am - 11:15 am
WCC 3019

We are excited to announce that NSJ, NSLA, and ILJ, in conjunction with The Military Academy's Lieber Institute for Law and Land Warfare and Emory Law School, will be hosting the first-ever NSJ conference on Emerging Issues in the Law of Armed Conflict on March 2-3. The open panel discussion in the morning (3/2, 0945 - 1115) will be on Emerging Issues in the Law of Armed Conflict, with the following panelists: • Professor Laurie Blank, Emory Law School •…

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NSJ LOAC Conference: Keynote Address with Prof. Beth Van Schaack and Lunch

March 2, 2020 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
WCC 2009

We are excited to announce that NSJ, NSLA, and ILJ, in conjunction with The Military Academy's Lieber Institute for Law and Land Warfare and Emory Law School, will be hosting the first-ever NSJ conference on Emerging Issues in the Law of Armed Conflict on March 2-3. The first lunch talk (3/2) will feature the esteemed Professor Beth Van Schaack, Stanford Law School. Lunch will be served.

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Counter Terrorist Financing and Fintech Regulation w/ Juan Zarate [HLSBFI Conference]

March 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2012

Juan Zarate is chairman and co-founder of the Financial Integrity Network (FIN) and as of September 2019, a partner of the combined firm of K2 Intelligence and FIN. Mr. Zarate served as the deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for combating terrorism from 2005 to 2009, where he was responsible for developing and implementing the U.S. counterterrorism strategy and policies related to transnational security threats. He was the first ever assistant secretary of the treasury for…

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Inclusion & Ethics of Fintech w/ Amit Sharma [HLSBFI Conference]

March 2, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
WCC 1010

Mr. Amit Sharma is the founder and CEO of FinClusive, a hybrid financial technology/regulatory technology company that provides a low-cost, high compliance, fully integrated and blockchain architected digital banking, routing and payments platform. Prior to FinClusive, Mr. Sharma served at the US Department of the Treasury, in the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence—developing and implementing tools to combat transnational threats and financial crime. Mr. Sharma will highlight the adverse side effects of anti-money laundering laws, and discuss how we…

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Fiduciary Duty and Blockchain: In Whom Do We Trust? [Panel] [HLSBFI Conference]

March 2, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
WCC 1010

With a market cap over $200B, those who own digital currencies have a lot at stake. Bitcoin and other digital currencies crusade as “trustless” systems, because different nodes in the network do not need to know or trust each other to work together cooperatively. But does this same logic apply to those who hold the keys to the program code itself? Or does it make sense to impose legal duties on core developers in order to provide better protections to…

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The International Development of the Blockchain and Fintech Industry [HLSBFI Conference]

March 2, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
WCC 1010

What is the outlook of blockchain and Fintech overseas? What are the challenges to the cross-jurisdictional expansion of blockchain and fintech companies? What are innovative fintech and blockchain applications that are being experimented with in various countries and how are regulators responding to this? Panel participants include Chiming Kam from the AMF (regulator) in France, Dan Ryan — Head of Legal for North America of European Fintech giant Revolut, and Julie Smith — former COO of Medici Land governance working…

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NSJ LOAC Conference: Keynote Address with Prof. Michael Schmitt and Lunch

March 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 3019

We are excited to announce that NSJ, NSLA, and ILJ, in conjunction with The Military Academy's Lieber Institute for Law and Land Warfare and Emory Law School, will be hosting the first-ever NSJ conference on Emerging Issues in the Law of Armed Conflict on March 2-3. The second lunch talk (3/3) will feature the esteemed Professor Michael Schmitt, University of Exeter Law School. Lunch will be served.

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The State of Blockchain & Fintech Reguation [HLSBFI Conference]

March 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WCC 2009

Mr. Marvin Ammori heads public policy for Protocol Labs, a company focused on improving the internet and computing generally. Its projects include IPFS, a content-addressing protocol, Filecoin, a cryptocurrency token, and CoinList, a platform for SEC-compliant token sales. Ammori is a founding board member and officer of the Blockchain Association, the industry’s leading trade association. He advised HBO’s Silicon Valley on its final season. Ammori is the former general counsel of Virgin Hyperloop One, where he helped the company raise…

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Balancing National Security, Financial Inclusion, and Privacy [Panel] [HLSBFI Conference]

March 3, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
WCC 1010

How do we balance national security, financial inclusion, and consumer privacy? What is the appropriate arrangement of priorities? Is it truly a zero sum game or are there ways we can adapt financial and banking policy to benefit all three categories at the same time? Join Mr. Amit Sharma, CEO of FinClusive, Ms. Elizabeth Reneiris, founder of hackylawyER and expert in privacy and data protection, Mr. Greg Pesci, Founder and CEO of payment-solutions software Spera.io, Prof. Bruce Schneier security expert…

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Central Bank Digital Currencies: Promising Experiment? [HLSBFI Conference]

March 3, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
WCC 1010

Central Bank Digital Currencies are promising, and many governments are experimenting with them. Though both CBDCs and Bitcoin are digital currency, the nature of CBDCs is contrary to the decentralized underpinnings of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin that seek to move away from a centralized mode of regulation of money. What are the advantages of adopting CBDCs? How close are we to seeing them operationalized? CBDC expert JP Schapper-Casteras will guide us through the regulatory hurdles and potential benefits of this system…

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Crime and Punishment: Misdeeds in Fintech [Panel] [HLSBFI Conference]

March 3, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WCC 1010

The growth of fintech has enabled simplicity and accessibility to financial services; the range of financial applications and prevalence of their use has increased substantially. But this spark of financial innovation has now partly fuels nefarious and fraudulent acts by illicit entities. Is there an inevitable trade-off between security and access? What are some of the tools and principals investigators utilize to adequately supervise this growing industry? How are companies being consulted to comply and ensure law-abiding cultures within their…

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For Students: Regulating Fintech and Blockchain [Panel] [HLSBFI Conference]

March 3, 2020 @ 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
WCC 1010

Recent developments of financial technology and blockchain manifest a need for intelligent, passionate and ethical students to drive proper regulation and supervision of fintech development. As we enter this new playing field, what are some of the most important legal and regulatory issues students should understand? How can we prepare to enter roles that help to manage the overall stability of the financial system? What are some career paths we can take? Professor Seth P. Berman of HLS and Galen…

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Civil Rights Civil Liberties Law Review 55th Anniversary

March 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Langdell Hall 225 Vorenberg Classroom – North

Civil Rights Civil Liberties Law Review Celebrates 55 years of Achievements. Please join us for our two day conference comprised of six panels on environmental justice, impact and affirmative litigation, housing, movement lawyering, public defense, and immigration and national security.

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Harvard Civil Rights – Civil Liberties Law Review (CR-CL) 55th Anniversary Conference

March 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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The series ends on Saturday, March 7, 2020.
Langdell Hall 225 Vorenberg Classroom – North

This coming spring will see the publication of the Harvard Civil Rights - Civil Liberties Law Review's (CR-CL) 55th volume. To celebrate more than a half-century of pushing the bounds of legal scholarship, we are holding a 55th anniversary conference at Harvard Law School on March 6-7, 2020 in Langdell Hall North, Room 225. We look forward to hosting practitioners, policymakers, students, and scholars for an engaging series of discussions and social events. The conference, entitled “A Tipping Point,” will…

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Civil Rights Civil Liberties Law Review 55th Anniversary

March 7, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Langdell Hall 225 Vorenberg Classroom – North

Civil Rights Civil Liberties Law Review Celebrates 55 years of Achievements. Please join us for our two day conference comprised of six panels on environmental justice, impact and affirmative litigation, housing, movement lawyering, public defense, and immigration and national security.

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CANCELLED: 2020 Harvard LGBTQ+ Leadership Conference

March 27, 2020 - March 28, 2020
2019 Milstein West AB + Google Map

This year’s theme, No One Left Behind, presents a unique opportunity to bring together the viewpoints of grassroots activists, legal scholars, business leaders, and public health experts to explore the tumultuous LGBTQ+ rights landscape. We will be discussing the achievements that have been made in LGBTQ+ rights movement over the past several decades, what glass ceilings remain to be shattered, and what next steps we can take as a collective movement to overcome the discrimination and systemic oppression that continues…

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June 2020

Virtual Career Development: Career development for students and recent grads during a pandemic

June 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please join the Harvard Law School Association of Northern California on June 16, 2020 at 1:00 PM (Pacific) for a Zoom panel discussion regarding how current HLS students and recent graduates can continue to develop their careers during this period of uncertainty and virtual work.  Topics include tips on market trends and opportunities, virtual networking, and lessons learned from prior recessions. Panelists: Alexis Fox (Recruiting Manager, Farella Braun + Martel LLP) Betsy Munnell ’79 (Business Development Coach and Principal, EHMunnell)…

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September 2021

BERKMAN KLEIN EVENT SERIES – Constitutional Values and the Rule of Law in the AI Era: Confronting a Changing Threat Landscape

September 24, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This event is part of a three-part symposium on Security, Privacy, and Innovation: Reshaping Law for the AI Era.  The first, Responding to AI Enabled Surveillance and Digital Authoritarianism is on September 17, 2021, the second, Constitutional Values and the Rule of Law in the AI Era: Confronting a Changing Threat Landscape is on September 24, 2021, and the third, Protecting and Promoting AI Innovation: Patent Eligibility Reform as an Imperative for National Security and Innovation is on October 1, 2021.  Please join us for all! The…

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January 2022

HBLR + Institute for Law and Economic Policy Symposium: Mechanisms for Corporate Accountability

January 27 @ 3:00 pm - January 28 @ 5:30 pm
Live Zoom Event

HBLR is thrilled to be partnering with the Institute for Law and Economic Policy to host a virtual symposium on Mechanisms for Corporate Accountability. It will take place Thursday, January 27 from 3pm-5pm and Friday, January 28 from 9:30am-5:30pm. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from HBLR's upcoming Spring issue authors and preview their latest work. Program offerings include papers on Corporate Monitors, Board Diversity, and Sustainability Disclosure metrics. Judges Rakoff and Liman will be among the commentators. The…

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March 2022

HLEP Symposium Day 1: Web3 & the Metaverse: What is it and why does it matter?

March 7 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Pound Hall 101 Ballantine Classroom

Come join the first day of HLEP’s 2022 Symposium on Web3 & the Metaverse: What is it and why does it matter? The first day features a panel discussion on the impact of the Metaverse and how its innovative applications are reshaping business and society. Panelists include experts from Digital Currency Group, Paradigm, and Fenwick & West. Lunch will be provided. RSVP here: https://forms.gle/gcKq5rNfkV8hZBMt8

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HLEP Symposium Day 2: Digital Exchanges: Regulatory and Market Challenges

March 8 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
WCC 2012 Classroom

Come join the second day of HLEP’s 2022 Symposium on Digital Exchanges: Regulatory and Market Challenges! The second day features a panel discussion on the regulatory and market challenges facing cryptocurrencies and digital exchanges. Panelists include experts from Coinbase, Cooley, and the Berkman Klein Center. Lunch will be provided. RSVP here: https://forms.gle/gcKq5rNfkV8hZBMt8

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April 2022

Zines, Art, and Immigration – HIP and HIRCP Event

April 12 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
WCC 2012 Classroom

How do organizers and activists use art and specifically zines as a medium to advance immigrant justice? How does independent art support individual, community, and movement healing and resilience? How can zines raise awareness about immigrant justice campaigns and advocacy work? Hear from a panel of activist zine-makers for a discussion around using art to inspire, process, and push for change. The panel (12:30-1:30) will be followed by a drop-in creative space with materials to make your own zines, alongside…

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