Assembly Member Zohran Mamdani, who represents the 36th Assembly District and supported the marijuana legalization bill that recently passed in New York, will add insight into the legislative process and where the fault lines exist in the legalization debate in Albany on this and related issues.
Theshia Naidoo, Managing Director for Legal Affairs at Drug Policy Alliance, who will discuss drug reform efforts that go past marijuana legalization.
Prof. Terrence Coffie, a civil rights advocate and lecturer at New York University, will address the impact of marijuana criminalization on the crisis of mass incarceration and post-incarceration life.
Asha Smith, the Chair of NYCLA’s Criminal Justice Section and Co-Chair of MBBA’s Public Policy and Advocacy Committee, will moderate the discussion and add her perspective as a former public defender.
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The Haitian American Lawyers Association of New York, Inc. presents
Haitian Excellence: Haitian Leaders of Today
Please join us for a series of fireside chats with Haitian leaders and notable figures in the legal community. This series leading up to Haitian Heritage Month entitled “Haitian Excellence: Haitian Leaders of Today” will be an opportunity to learn more about the road to success journeyed by our featured speakers. Each event will include a moderated discussion and opportunity for Q&A from attendees. We invite you to get to know these modern day trailblazers, who are creating opportunities and shattering barriers for the Haitian and Black communities in the legal field.
Please register to receive Zoom Link. This is a free event. All are welcome to attend.
Hon. Anne-Marie Jolly
April 22, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
Hon. Sybil M. Elias
April 27, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
Justice Valerie Cartright
April 29, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
Judge Dweynie Paul
May 4, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.