M. NourbeSe Philip is a Toronto-based poet, writer, and lawyer originally from Tobago. Her many distinctions include fellowships from the Guggenheim foundation, Rockefeller (Bellagio) foundation, and the MacDowell Colony, as well as the Casa de las Americas Prize (Cuba).
ACLU-PA President and Duquesne University Law Professor Tracey McCants Lewis will speak on your rights when stopped by police. A mix of social time (cash bar!), activism, and education.