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This is from the 2021 Conference.
For the March 17-19, 2022 Conference
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Thursday, March 18 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Plenary Speaker - Nkechi Taifa
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We at NAPD are thrilled that Nkechi Tafia accepted our invitation to be the opening speaker for the conference. She is back by popular demand, having mesmerized, energized and inspired the attendees at the NAPD Women’s Conference. Her memoir - Black Power, Black Lawyer: My Audacious Quest for Justice (2020) was published a few months ago. The book has been described as “an engaging memoir of not just a fascinating woman, but a history of a movement.” She will share lessons learned that helped her to remain steadfast in the fight against racism, injustice, and her experience in being a transformational activist in the justice reform movement.

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Lori James-Townes

President, NAPD
Lori James-Townes is the Executive Director of the National Association of Public Defense. Lori assumed this leadership position after three years of working as Assistant Training Director for NAPD and more than 25 years of working on defense teams representing indigent defendants... Read More →
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Nkechi Taifa

President, The Taifa Group
Nkechi Taifa is President of The Taifa Group LLC, a social enterprise firm whose mission is to advance justice. She is a Senior Fellow at Columbia University’s Center for Justice, and convenes the Justice Roundtable, an advocacy coalition advancing progressive justice system transformation... Read More →

Thursday March 18, 2021 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT