March 6-8, 2015
Friday evening: Social get-together from 6-9pm in Denver with local Guild members and community activists. Marrakech Grill, 2286 S. Colorado Boulevard, Denver, Colorado, CO 80222
Saturday meetings will take place at the Sturm College of Law, as well as our Saturday evening discussion. 2255 East Evans Avenue, Denver, CO.
The National Lawyers Guild International committee annual retreat will take place from Friday evening, March 6, through Sunday afternoon, March 8, 2015, in Denver. We invite you to join us for 2 days of business meetings and interesting, informative discussions and programs, including innovative discussion on indigenous rights, drones and targeted killing, and environmental human rights.
The International Committee retreat is an opportunity for full day business meetings, planning, convention workshop proposal development and more.
If you need solidarity housing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The nearest hotel is:
1.3 miles from law school venue and only hotel on same side of interstate as law school
Has both direct lightrail (20 minute ride to Downtown) stop and local one bus (5 minute ride) connection to the law school
$89 for room with 2 queen beds and breakfast
1975 S. Colorado Blvd.,
Denver, CO 80222
2.3 miles from law school and on other side of interstate
No direct one bus or close lightrail stop
$100 for room with 2 queen beds
1680 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80222
2.7 miles from law school and on other side of interstate
No direct one bus connection or close lightrail stop
$209 for room with 2 queen beds
1475 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80222
There are many other hotels down Colorado Boulevard within 2-4 miles of the law school, but these are the closest. But did find these owner rentals which generally require at least a 2-day stay and do not offer breakfast:
$199/night - 2 bedroom (queen / full) cottage (very nice), with kitchen, 55" TV, internet about a mile from the law school - go here to look at it: http://www.vrbo.com/498025
$180/night - 3 bedroom (king / king / 2 twins - sleeps 6) house (also nice), two baths, with kitchen, flat screen TV, internet, less than a mile from the law school - go here: http://www.vrbo.com/394078
Register online: http://nlginternational.eventbrite.com/
Registration and Participation are Free!.
FRIDAY, MARCH 6
Arrival by 6pm
6:00 – 9:00pm Welcome dinner and discussion on struggles for justice in Denver. Venue TBA.
SATURDAY, MARCH 7
Sturm College of Law, 2255 East Evans Avenue, Denver, CO.
8 am-8:30 am - Welcome by Ved Nanda and the Sturm College of Law's Nanda Center on International and Comparative Law and by IC Co-Chairs
8:30 am - noon - Short (15-30 minute) Committee/Delegate presentations/discussions on the work of subcommittees (Task Force on the Americas, Palestine, Cuba, Haiti, Philippines, Africa, Environmental Human Rights, Indigenous People's Rights, Middle East/North Africa)
Noon -1:30 pm - panel / book presentation / discussion - Drones and Targeted Killing - Marjorie Cohn (Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law), Jeanne Mirer (President, International Association of Democratic Lawyers), and David Akerson (Professor, Sturm College of Law)
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm - presentation / discussion by Professor Glenn Morris (Denver AIM) on indigenous peoples liberation struggles and the United Nations and international community
3:30 pm - 6 pm - IC business meeting following up from the morning presentations by the various IC subcommittees
6 pm - 9 pm - Dinner followed by ongoing discussions of IC business and IC subcommittee work
SUNDAY, MARCH 8
9:00a Check in
9:15a – 12:00p IC Strategy and business, IADL work, Long-term IC plans, Convention workshops
12:00p Potential Indigenous People's Rights action (in planning)