EJU Conference Events and Keynote Speakers

If you can't attend the entire Equal Justice University conference, the TALS staff hopes you can join us for one of these conference events that will feature motivating addresses by our keynotes speakers. Individual event tickets can be purchased on the registration page.

Welcome Lunch:

(9/10/14 - 11:45am CST) Retiring Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Janice Holder will speak about her leadership on the Access to Justice Commission and will present the inaugural Janice M. Holder Access to Justice Award.

Access to Justice Awards Dinner:

Diane Nash(9/10/14 - 6:30pm CST) In honor of the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Civil Rights Act, this year's Access to Justice Awards Dinner features national Civil Rights leader Diana Nash (pictured at right). Nash was a leader in some of the most successful efforts of the Civil Rights Movement including forming the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and coordinating the Freedom Riders who helped integrate interstate travel. 

The Awards Dinner also features We Shall Not Be Moved, an exhibit by the Tennessee State Museum, which brings to life the sit-in movement as it unfolded across Tennessee. The exhibition is highlighted by artifacts, graphic images, and film that will vividly stir the visitor’s emotions. Organized around four key areas - Segregation and Resistance, Nashville and Non-Violence, Sitting-In Across Tennessee, Legacies of Direct Action – the stories of John Lewis, Diane Nash and a host of student protestors will unfold to show their importance in shaping the Civil Rights Movement.

Leadership Lunch: sponsored by St. Thomas Health

(9/11/14 - 12pm CST) Tennessee Bar Association President Jonathan Steen will discuss medical-legal partnerships, one focus of his presidency, at this year's Leadership Lunch.


Posted: August 18, 2014