SESWPOCC 2016: Power and Authority in Promoting Justice for All

Conference Chair’s Welcome to SESW 2016

Greetings! On behalf of the planning committee for the 2016 Southeast/Southwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, I look forward to welcoming you to Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) College of Law in Orlando on February 25-28, 2016. We have assembled a distinguished group of speakers and presenters to explore the conference theme: Power and Authority in Promoting Justice for All.

Our goal is to provide scholars, students, practitioners and community leaders with the ideal setting to ignite stimulating dialogue and potential solutions to such topics as cultural competence in the justice system, the future of black males in America, and racism in the 21st century. There is no better backdrop for this exchange of ideas than the FAMU College of Law in Orlando. Our legacy of inspiring community transformation through civil rights initiatives compels us to continue serving as a catalyst for change. We urge you to join us to be engaged, enthralled and even entertained in Orlando.

-Professor Shiv Persaud, 2016 Chair