The stipend plays an important role in changing the Guild as an institution. In 2005, the National Executive Committee instituted the stipend in recognition that the NLG's flagship event had perennially failed to draw the kind of participation by comrades of color that would befit a truly progressive legal organization. The travel stipend and other measures are meant to challenge that trend.
The application deadline is midnight PT on August 1, 2014. Applicants may use the online application below. LGBTQIA, and persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.
Applicants will receive a decision on their requested funding by August 15th. If you are reasonably able to do so, we encourage you to make travel reservations at the earliest time possible. Applicants who receive funding will be asked, prior to receiving a reimbursement check, to provide itineraries and corresponding electronic/printed receipts.
We look forward to reviewing your application! Please contact the TUPOCC co-chairs, Lilian Jimenez and Natali Segovia, at firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions or to learn more about TUPOCC. (TUPOCC [https://www.facebook.com/pages/TUPOCC-The-United-People-of-Color-Caucus-of-the-NLG/177403295625187?ref=hl])
(i) Awardees will be asked to participate in a facilitated process aimed at exploring anti-racism and anti-oppression principles and their application/implications for legal activists of color. This facilitated process will include email interaction/discussion prior to the Convention with the TUPOCC co-chairs, participation in a TUPOCC anti-oppression skills-building/training session on Saturday, September 6, and convening with other awardees and TUPOCC small groups during the convention to organize around areas of interest in legal/community activism.
(ii) This online application does not "autosave"; the applicant should be prepared to complete the entire application in one session.
(iii) Submission of an application for the People of Color Stipend has no bearing on registration for the National Convention; applicants for the stipend will need to submit their registration forms separately to the NO.
(iv) The applicant is required to share certain personal information. TUPOCC and the National Lawyers Guild will not willingly or knowingly share this information with third parties.
(v) The applicant may not receive reimbursement from the NO until after the convention.