A Mini-Conference on Demonstrations,
Direct Action and Legal Support


March 17, 2001
Centro del Pueblo, 474 Valencia (15/16th St.), San Francisco
Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild, 415-285-1055


Moderators: Riva Enteen, Program Director, NLG; Renee Saucedo, Staff Attorney, La Raza Centro Legal; Beth Kohn, NLG Demonstrations Committee.

10:30- 11:30 Action basics

What happens after you get arrested

Mark Vermuelen, President, NLG SF Bay Area Chapter


Jackie Cabasso, Western States Legal Foundation; David Solnit, Freedom Rising

Questions and Discussion with the panel and participating groups (40 min.)

11:30-12:30 Action issues

Youth actions:

-juvenile process basics Whitney Leigh, NLG

-student walkouts and school disciplinary proceedings

Jose Luis, YMAC; Renee Saucedo, La Raza Centro Legal

Transgender arrestees Alexander Lee, TransAction

Questions and discussion (40 min.)

12:30 - 1:15 LUNCH BREAK

1:15- 2:15 Combating repression

Terry Koch, NLG; Rachel Jackson, Bay Area PoliceWatch; Rachel Lederman, NLG; Osha Neuman, Cop Watch (20 minutes presentations; 40 minute discussion with panel and groups)

2:15- 3:15 What happens after you get arrested 102: Solidarity and other options

Midnight Special Law Collective; Kate Raphael, LAGAI; Osha Neuman, Cop Watch

(20 minutes presentations, 40 minute discussion)

----15 minute break----

3:30- 4:30 Mending the "good demonstrators/ bad demonstrator" split

Rose Braz, Critical Resistance & NLG Prison Law Project; Deeg Gold, LAGAI

4:30- 5pm  Wrap up, announcements