W. Haywood Burns Symposium and Awards Ceremony
The NYSBA Civil Rights Committee will hold a brief symposium followed by a ceremony to present the Haywood Burns award to Esmeralda Simmons, founder and executive director of the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College. The community is invited to learn and celebrate with peers from across the industry on this special night.
The symposium will primarily focus on voting rights. It will feature:
Juan Cartegena, President, Latino Justice|PRLDEF
Harvey Epstein '94, Assemblymember, 74th NYS Assembly District
Robert Perry '92, Counsel, New York Civil Liberties Union
The award honors an individual who has contributed to New York State in a manner that reflects Dean Burns’ commitment to the struggle for justice and the qualities that made him an outstanding advocate for civil rights and the empowerment of the powerless.
November 28, 2018
6:00 PM — 8:00 PM
CUNY School of Law
2 Court Square
Long Island City, Queens