We salute Lynne Stewart, longtime friend of CCR, who was the very definition of a people’s lawyer and who passed away yesterday. We send our love and condolences to her partner Ralph Poynter, who was always by Lynne’s side everywhere she went, and to her entire family. We were honored to have Lynne as a guest speaker at several recent CCR events, including the Law for Black Lives convening in 2015. Lynne exuded love and fiercely advocated for justice, and CCR aspires to that example which she set for all of us.
Check out this clip of Lynne’s visit, along with her partner Ralph Poynter, to the closing session of CCR’s Ella Baker summer intern program in 2014. Introduction by CCR’s Ian Head: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCiFDmdmFjs