Jamila Michener is an associate professor of Government and Public Policy at Cornell University. She is Associate Dean for Public Engagement at the Brooks School of Public Policy, co-director of the Cornell Center for Health Equity, co-director of the Politics of Race, Immigration, Class and Ethnicity (PRICE) research initiative, and board chair of the Cornell Prison Education Program. 

Thank you to everyone who attended Pisgah Legal’s 12th Annual Justice Forum on October 11th. We were informed, motivated, and energized by Dr. Jamila Michener. It was a delight to be together in community, both in-person and online.

We are grateful to Dr. Michener for sharing her lived experience, research, and advocacy for civil legal aid. She reminded us that democracy depends on all community members having their needs met and voices heard.

If you were unable to join us on October 11th or if you would like to re-watch Dr. Michener’s powerful presentation, please enjoy this recording of the Justice Forum.

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