Visual Legal Advocacy Roundtable
Location: Penn Law School
Topics Include: I. The Arts of Protest and Visually Impactful Direct Action II. Capturing the Sights and Sounds of Protest on Camera III. Images of Protest and the Ethics of Capture and Dissemination. Sponsored by the Penn Program on Documentaries and the Law: .
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Regina Austin, Director, Penn Program on Documentaries & the Law
Screening “Marchers on Blair Mountain” (2011) (Zein Nakhoda, director) (https://vimeo.com/41128971)
II. The Arts of Protest and Visually Impactful Direct Action
Mark Read, an instructor in NYU’s Gallatin School who focuses on the impact of media on social change movements, a contributor to Beautiful Trouble and an Occupy activist associated with “The Illuminator” light displays
Daniel Hunter, a direct action activist, a training elder for Training for Change, a contributor to Beautiful Trouble and author of Strategy and Soul: A Campaigner’s Tale of Fighting Billionaires, Corrupt Officials and Philly Casinos (2013)
Nadine Bloch, a nonviolent activist, political organizer, puppeteer and contributor to Beautiful Trouble
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
III. Capturing the Sights and Sounds of Protest on Camera
Chris Michael, a trainer, video producer and human rights advocate who is the head of partnerships and training at Witness
Larry Krasner, Esq., a Philadelphia defense lawyer who represented a defendant whose “encounter” with police was captured on cellphone footage distributed on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQXh-v3IZ4c)
Melena Velis, a multimedia journalist, media educator and organizer with the Media Mobilizing Project
Harvey Finkle, a documentary still photographer and producer and director of the PhillyCAM series “Class Warfare in Philadelphia”
Lunch and Assisted Demonstration Capture (Bring your cellphones.)
IV. The Impact of Digital Visual Media on Protests around the World.
Marwan Kraidy, an Annenberg professor who is an expert on global communications and Arab media and politics
V. Images of Protest and the Ethics of Capture and Dissemination (privacy, security, surveillance, exploitation, consent, organizing versus agitation, etc.) (i.e., where image ethics and legal ethics meet)
Todd Wolfson, an anthropologist by training, a professor of journalism and media studies at Rutgers and a co-founder of the Media Mobilizing Project
Zein Nakhoda, a filmmaker and artist who has done a film on the Blair Mountain protest that we’ll be showing (https://vimeo.com/wzn) and a former student collaborator of the Global Nonviolent Action Database
Kelly Matheson, an attorney, filmmaker and human rights advocate who is a senior project manager at WITNESS
Regina Austin, a law professor and director of the Penn Program on Documentaries & the Law (https://www.law.upenn.edu/institutes/documentaries/)