3rd Annual Public Interest Law Film Festival

09/19/2013 - 5:45pm
Location: 
On UNLV Campus

Film Festival  

Thursday, September 19 - Friday, September 20
Marjorie Barrick Museum
William S. Boyd School of Law

See below for a detailed schedule. 


The third annual Public Interest Law Film Festival will feature
award-winning filmmaker Melissa Young, civil rights leader Ruby Duncan, Geoconda Arguello-Kline (Culinary Union Local 226), Ann Cammett (CUNY School of Law), Michael Ginsburg (PLAN), Kimi Lee (Movement Strategies), an evening of film shorts, and the following feature-length films:

 

Economic InJustice: Global, National & Local Challenges & Opportunities
Join us to explore economic issues facing workers, businesses and communities as the nation comes upon the fifth anniversary of the Great Recession and the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty. 

Co-sponsored by the UNLV History Department, Women's Research Institute of Nevada (WRIN) at UNLV, UNLV Department of Film, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, LVNBA, and LVNBA Foundation.
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Make a Donation
If you would like to contribute to the film festival, make a donation on the UNLV Foundation site here (from the "Designation" drop-down menu, select "Public Interest Law Film Festival").

Parking
Campus parking rules are in effect from 7 AM to 7 PM Monday through Thursday and 7 AM to 1 PM on Friday.  Outside of those hours, visitors may park in any available faculty/staff, student, or metered spaces for free.  Please note that all reserved and handicapped spaces are enforced 24/7 and unauthorized users are subject to fines. The UNLV Main Campus parking map is linked here.

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To sign up for film festival events, please RSVP here.

 

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013
Marjorie Barrick Museum
5:45-6:30 p.m.   Reception
6:30-7:00 p.m.   Short Films
- Argentina Turning Around
- Locusts
- "I Am Downtown" Series: The Human Experience
- Co Working
7:00-8:00 p.m.   Discussion and Q&A facilitated by Elizabeth MacDowell, Associate Professor of Law, William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV and Brett Caroline Levnor, Assistant Professor, Department of Film, with filmmakers Melissa Young, Freeman White III, and William J. Swaney, and Eric Franklin, Associate Professor of Law, William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV
     
Friday, Sept. 20, 2013
William S. Boyd School of Law, Room 102
9:00-9:30 a.m.   Continental Breakfast Reception
9:30-9:45 a.m.   Remarks by Dean Daniel Hamilton, Richard J. Morgan Professor of Law, William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV, and Barbara Buckley, Executive Director, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Former Speaker, Nevada State Assembly
9:45-10:00 a.m.   Introduction by filmmaker Melissa Young
10:00-11:10 a.m.   Shift Change
11:10-11:45 a.m.   Discussion and Q&A facilitated by Melissa Young
11:45-12:00 p.m.   Break
12:00-1:30 p.m.  

Lunch and roundtable discussion of "Organizing for Economic Justice"

Moderator: Ruben J. Garcia, Professor of Law, William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV

Panelists: Geoconda Arguello-Kline, Secretary-Treasurer, Culinary Workers Union, Local 226; Ann Cammett, Professor of Law, City University of New York School of Law; Michael Ginsburg, Southern Nevada Director, Progressive Leadership Alliance; Kimi Lee, Senior Fellow, Movement Strategy Center, former Executive Director, Garment Worker Center

1:30-1:45 p.m.   Break
1:45-2:55 p.m.   Made in L.A.
2:55-3:30 p.m.   Discussion and Q&A facilitated by Addie Rolnick, Associate Professor of Law, William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV, with Kimi Lee, Senior Fellow, Movement Strategy Center, former Executive Director, Garment Worker Center
3:30-3:45 p.m.   Break
3:45-4:40 p.m.   We Are Not Broke
4:40-5:15 p.m.   Discussion and Q&A facilitated by Francine Lipman, William S. Boyd Professor of Law, William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV
5:15-6:30
Wiener-Rogers Law Library Reserve Room
 

Inaugural William S. Boyd School of Law Public Interest Film Festival Humanitarian Award honoring Ruby Duncan, and Closing Reception

Remarks by David Tanenhaus, James E. Rogers Professor of History and Law, UNLV, and Dean Daniel Hamilton, Richard J. Morgan Professor of Law, William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV