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Celebrating 75 Years of LDF
This year, Christina Swarns, Director of LDF's Criminal Justice Practice and Interim Director of Litigation has been chosen as an Honorary Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, from which she is an alum.
In the wake of the disappointing verdict in the Michael Dunn trial, Sherrilyn Ifill and Philip Goff, argue that "[w]ithout an honest effort to engage the realities of race and perception, we will continue to see sanitized prosecutions in cases involving shootings laden with racial implications.
This week, Ria Tabacco Mar testified at a public hearing before the DC Council's Committee on Economic Development, urging the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to adopt fairer hiring practices.
Johnathan Smith delivered a keynote address at a church service held at St. William's Chapel to honor Black History Month and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The event was sponsored by the Minority Health Initiative Council at the School of Nursing & Health Studies.