Please join us at the UCI School of Law Saturday March 30th, 2013. Click HERE to register now!
The criminalization of homelessness is the use of the criminal justice system to punish the homeless for unavoidable behavior required for survival. The goal of this conference is to explore how international law can function as a practical tool to fight the criminalization of homelessness in our community. We hope to inspire lawyers, law students, activists, and community organizers to take this new approach in ameliorating an issue that continuously has plagued our nation.
We will be offering 5 hours free CLE credit for this event and inviting students, lawyers, professors, activists, and community organizers from Southern California.
8:30 – 9:00: Registration/Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30: Welcome Speaker
9:30 – 11:00: Criminalization of Homelessness
Moderator: Carol Sobel, Civil Rights Attorney
- Professor Gary Blasi, UCLA School of Law
- General Dogon, former homeless man working for Los Angelos Community Action Network
- Renato Izquieta, Legal Aid Society of Orange County
- John Raphling, Criminal Defense
11:00 – 11:15: Break, Box lunch provided
11:15 – 12:45: International Law in Domestic Courts
Moderator: Paul Hoffman, Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris Hoffman & Harrison, LLP
- Professor Connie De La Vega, University of San Francisco
- Melanie Partow, practices international human rights and civil rights litigation
- Professor William Aceves, California Western School of Law
- Tanuka Loha, National Economic and Social Rights Initiative
12:45 – 1:00: Break
1:00 – 2:00: Pete White, Co-founder of Los Angeles Community Action Network
2:00 – 3:30: Working group break out session to apply new tools
3:30 – 4:15: Groups report back on progress and debrief
4:15 – 4:45: Closing Speaker
4:45 – 6:00: Reception
For detailed speaker information, please click here.