Symposium 2016 Poverty Law: Academic Activism

Poverty Law: Academic Activism

February 19–20, 2016 • Seattle, Washington
Seattle University School of Law
1215 E Columbia St, Seattle, Washington 98122

Dates and Times:
Friday, February 19, 2016 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Reception 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 20, 2016 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Reception 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sullivan Hall, Seattle University School of Law

Event Overview:
The Poverty Law Conference will focus on the connection between academics and activism, broadly understood. This symposium will explore how members of various communities directly engage with activists to effect social, legal, and policy changes; how scholarship can help improve the lives of the poor; how to educate the next generation of poverty warriors; and most importantly, to ensure that the voices of traditionally marginalized people are heard.

Register here by Jan. 30, 2016.

Hotel Accommodations:
Seattle University has reserved 30 discounted group rate hotel rooms at the Broadway Silver Cloud Inn (located across the street from the university). The group rates are $139 per night for one room with a king bed or $149 per night for one room with two queen beds, plus tax. Parking is available for $22 per night, plus tax.

To reserve a room, call 1-800-590-1801 or 206-325-1400. Give the group name National Poverty Law Conference or group code NPLC and ask for the discounted group rate. Conference participants will have until Jan. 17 to book a room at the group rate price. For more information about Silver Cloud Inn, please visit their website.
Hotel address: 1100 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122

There will be paid parking available at the visitor lots at Seattle University. View a map of parking lots here. Paid street parking is also available around the university.

Restaurants, Shopping, & Entertainment:
Seattle University is located in the middle of several vibrant neighborhoods. First Hill, Capitol Hill, the Central District, the International District, Pioneer Square and Downtown are all within walking distance to campus. Please use this guide for a list of some restaurants, shops, and activities in the area.

Draft Program:
The draft program is available here.

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