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Friday, March 19 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Zealous: Intentional Language and Strategic Communications

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A session on intentional use of language and strategies for how to translate what we know as defenders inside of court into strategic messaging outside of it in order to shift the narrative while not inadvertently further entrenching the status quo.

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Amber English Coleman

Director of Communications, Civil Rights Corps
Amber comes to Civil Rights Corps with experience in communications, advocacy, and public engagement. Prior to joining CRC, she was the Manager of External Affairs for YWCA National Capital Area. While there, she advanced the mission of eliminating racism and empowering women through... Read More →
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Crystal Maloney

Chief of Innovation and Strategy, Zealous
Crystal is an attorney, social media strategist, and social justice advocate. Prior to Zealous, Crystal worked on indigent defense cases in Oregon, provided legal support to protesters, and developed social media strategy for The Appeal. She now leads strategic vision and innovation for Zealous, helps develop and implement all aspects of defender advocacy and communications, and activates and supports public defenders in leveraging their experience and expertise to move policy reform and shift the public narrative... Read More →
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Scott Hechinger

Founder & Director, Zealous
For nearly a decade, Scott served as a public defender in Brooklyn, representing people charged with crimes who couldn’t afford an attorney, but also long shared his perspective as a public defender outside of court in a variety of media to shift the narrative and drive systemic... Read More →

Friday March 19, 2021 12:15pm - 1:15pm EDT
Room 9