2021 GRITS Schedule

Monday, February 22

4:00-5:30 PM CST: Welcome Event: Eviction and Housing Justice in the COVID Era 

Keynote Speaker | Y. Frank Southall 
Lead Organizer at Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative


Tuesday, February 23

11:30 AM-12:30 PM CST: Intersection of Disability Rights and Racial Justice

Panelists | Talila Lewis and Caren Short
Moderator | Lucy Wood

5:00-6:30 PM CST: Environmental Justice in the American South

Panelists | Rebekah Hinojosa, Lisa Jordan, Amanda Masino, Bakeyah Nelson, and Raj Patel
Moderator | Kelly Haragan


Wednesday, February 24

11:30 AM-1:00 PM CST: Towards Justice: Decarceration, Abolition, and Transformative Justice

Panelists | Maya Ragsdale and Jorge Renaud
Moderator | Karen Muñoz

5:00-6:30 PM CST: Not Policy, Power! Movement Lawyering in Action

Panelists | Julie Mao, Azadeh Shahshahani, and Flint Taylor
Moderator | Selene Cruz


Thursday, February 25

5:00-6:00 PM CST: Public Interest Social Hour

Grab your favorite cocktail or La Croix and join other public interest law students to chat and play some games!


Friday, February 26

11:00 AM-12:00 PM CST: The 2021 Texas Legislature and Impact on Women’s Equity

Panelists | Annette Price and Elizabeth Sepper
Moderator | Abby Johnston

2:30-3:45 PM CST: Labor Organizing: From the US South to the Global South

Panelists | Matthew Stark Blumin, Jaribu Hill, and Chaumtoli Huq
Moderator | Bill Beardall

4:30-6:00 PM CST: Organizing in Law School

Panelists | Gina Balamucki, Camila Bustos, Alyssa Gordon, Maddie Seales, Oliver Telusma, and Riley Wilson


Saturday, February 27

11:00 AM-12:00 PM CST: Crimmigration in the Carceral State

Panelists | Jill Campbell, Sophia Elena Gurulé, and Claudia Muñoz
Moderator | Barbara Hines