Past & Present Families United: Justice & Accountability for Racist Killings

Past & Present Families United:
Justice & Accountability for Racist Killings
Free Program: Saturday, May 30, 2015 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Cold Case Justice Initiative at Syracuse University College of Law
Location: National Center for Civil & Human Rights (Museum & Lecture Halls) 100 Ivan Allen Junior Boulevard Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30313(Parking at Coca Cola or Ga. Aquarium Parking)

9:00 a.m. Welcome & Introduction to the work of the Cold Case Justice Initiative

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Families fighting for Justice
​Representatives of Moore’s Ford Bridge Massacre Families
​Former Georgia State Representative Tyrone Brooks
Representatives of the Five Atlanta Fishermen killed in Pensacola, Florida
Introduction of Emmett Till Legislation: CCJI

10:20 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Role of the Media
​Stanley Nelson, Concordia Sentinel, Ferriday, Louisiana
Hank Klibanoff, Emory University, The Civil Rights Cold Case Project
Angela Robinson, President of A.R.C. Media, LLC and host and executive producer of In Contact (produced by American Association of Black Journalists on PBS station WPBA)
Derrick Bozeman (TBA) radio host WAOK 1380 Atlanta: “Too Much Truth”

11:25 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Families United
​-Family Representatives of Wharlest Jackson (Natchez, Miss.)
​-Family Representatives of Johnnie Mae Chappell (Jacksonville, Fla.)
​-Family Representative of the three young Brown sisters (Clayton, La.)
​-Family Representative of Kendrick Johnson, (Valdosta, Ga.)
​-Family Representative of Rekia Boyd, Chicago, Illinois

Lunch on your own 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Reduced tickets for self-tour of Museum available for $10.)

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Introduction to Afternoon Strategic Decision Making Session: CCJI and welcome by any congressional representatives/mayor/etc.

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Strategic Decision Making
Town Hall
​Mawuli Davis, civil rights attorney
​Reverend Dr. C.T. Vivian, civil rights activist
​Black Lives Matter Representative
​Aurielle Marie, Its Bigger Than You
​Francys Johnson, GA. NAACP
Charles Steele, Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Joseph Lowery Institute Representative
Cold Case Justice Initiative Representative
Debra Watts, Emmett Till Family Legacy Foundation

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