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Legal Services Virtual Conference - The Intersection of Systemic Racism and Poverty

05/21/2021 - 9:30am to 1:30pm
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The Intersection of Systemic Racism and Poverty: How Legal Aid Must Turn a Moment into a Movement and Work to Support Structural Change

“I think that understanding structural racialization is one of the key issues for anyone doing civil rights, antipoverty, or social justice work in the United States today.”
     —john a. powell

MCLE is pleased to present the 8th Annual Legal Services Conference 2020, which brings together the Massachusetts legal services community to focus on collaborative solutions to issues that affect low income and marginalized communities.

2020 has presented us with many challenges, and has awakened our nation to the harsh realities of racial injustice and systemic racism. How social justice advocates deal with the aftermaths of COVID-19 crisis, which has disproportionately impacted communities of color, and the growing anti-racism movement will set the stage for years to come. The 8th Annual Legal Services Conference 2020 focuses on structural racism, how it creates and perpetuates poverty, how it affects our clients, and how legal aid advocates, pro bono attorneys and our community partners can work collaboratively to advance an anti-racism agenda.

For more info and to register, please visit:

The Intersection of Race and Poverty: The History of Structural Racism, Poverty, and Injustice
Our Voices: The Journey of Advocates and Lessons Learned
Where We Go From Here: Legal Aid Tools, Actions, and Strategies to Address Systemic Racism and Advance an Anti-Racism Agenda

Planning Committee
Jacquelynne J. Bowman, Esq., Executive Director, Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston, Cochair
Georgia D. Katsoulomitis, Esq., Executive Director, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston, Cochair
Michelle B. Deakin, Director of Communications, Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation, Boston
Weayonnoh Nelson-Davies, Esq., Community Legal Aid, Worcester
Mario Paredes, Esq., Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Boston
The materials for this program are available online only and can be downloaded via the link emailed to you upon registration.
Also, there is no need to take extensive notes. Two weeks after the live webcast, all registrants will receive a link to a verbatim transcript of this program.