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Friday, May 10 • 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Talking about Clients: Honoring Stories, Communicating Needs, and Disrupting Essentialist Narratives

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This session will explore the language we use when discussing our clients with various audiences, including funders, pro bono partners, the media, and ourselves. We will discuss examples that are disrupting “good”, “deserving”, or otherwise essentialist client narratives, and share strategies that embrace community informed story-telling.


Piper Anderson

Founder & President, Create Forward
Piper Anderson is a writer, educator, and Founder/Chief Creative Strategist at CREATE FORWARD. Piper has spent more than fifteen years designing cultural organizing projects to end to the mass incarceration/criminalization of communities of color. In 2016, she was awarded a TED Residency... Read More →

Elizabeta (Liz) Markuci

Director, Immigration Project, Volunteers of Legal Service
Liz graduated from the University of Western Ontario, and received her J.D. from the City University of New York School of Law. Liz serves on the Best Practices sub-committee of the Association of the Bar of the City Of New York's (ABCNY) Pro Bono and Legal Services Committee, and... Read More →
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Hamra Ahmad

Director of Law & Policy, Her Justice
Hamra joined Her Justice in 2017. As Director, Legal Services, Hamra Ahmad is responsible for managing the 18 staff attorneys and legal assistants who recruit, train and mentor the volunteer attorneys who provide access to legal services for women living in poverty in New York City.Hamra... Read More →

Friday May 10, 2019 1:45pm - 3:15pm EDT
Marriott Ballroom Salon 3