Howard University

Lisa A. Crooms-Professional Contributions

Shadow Reporting and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, International Human Rights Funders Group, New York, NY, 2007

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and the Shadow Reporting Process and Building a U.S. Human Rights Movement, U.S. Social Forum, Atlanta, GA, 2007

Using Human Rights in Clinical Education, AALS, New Orleans, LA, 2007

Why We Need a U.S. Human Rights Movement, Women’s Institute for Leadership Development for Human Rights – Tenth Anniversary, San Francisco, CA, 2007

Using International Human Rights Treaties, Southern Human Rights Organizers’ Conference, Houston, TX, 2006

Is America Still the Beacon of Freedom?, ACLU Membership Conference, Washington, D.C., 2006

Senior Coordinator, Bringing Human Rights Home Coalition, New York, Washington, D.C. and Geneva, Switzerland, 2006

Critical Race Theory and the Continuing Significance of Race, Critical Race Theory Project, Georgetown Law Center, Washington, D.C., 2006

The Changing Face of Lawyering, 41st Criminal Practice Institute, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C., 2005

The Right to Be a Mother, Reproductive Justice for All: A U.S. Policy Conference, Northampton, MA, 2005

Human Rights as Anti-Oppression Practice: An Intersectional Approach, U.S. Human Rights Network, Atlanta, GA, 2005

Using Human Rights Treaties, Fifth Bi-Annual Southern Human Rights Organizers’ Conference, Memphis, TN, 2004

Economic Rights, Human Rights CLE Panel, NAACP Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA, 2004

Hyperheterosexuality and Jamaica’s 1997 Condom Riots, University of the West Indies/CARICOM Conference on Gender, Sexuality, Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean, St. Augustine, Trinidad, 2004

Security and Liberty, Norman Manley Law School, University of the West Indies – Mona Campus, Jamaica, 2003

Gender, Violence and Law, Responding to Violence: Feminist Alternatives Colloquium, Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2002

Ending Exceptionalism: Strengthening Human Rights in the United States, Howard University School of Law, Washington, D.C., 2002

Back to the Middle, Black Feminist Thought, Multidimensional Identity and the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, Hull Lecture in Women’s Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2002

Welfare Reform as State Violence against Poor Women of Color, The Color of Violence/INCITE!, Chicago, IL, 2002

A Black Community National Dialogue: War, Terrorism and Peace, Black Voices for Peace and Black Law Students’ Association, Washington, D.C., 2001

The Challenges of Building a Human Rights Movement in the Twenty-First Century, Amnesty International-U.S.A. Southern Region Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2001

Making the Connections - U.S. Human Rights Violations at Home and Abroad, U.N. World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, Durban, South Africa, 2001

Congressional Black Caucus Task Force on the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, Washington, D.C., 2001

Identity-Based Human Rights Violations, Amnesty International-U.S.A. Annual General Meeting, Nashville, TN, 2001

Delegation Training for the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, Women’s Institute for Leadership Development for Human Rights, San Francisco, CA, 2000-2001

A Radical/Progressive Critique of Hate Crimes, UCLA Chicano-Chicana Law Review Symposium, Los Angeles, CA, 2000

Making the Connections: Human Rights in the United States, Women’s Institute for Leadership Development for Human Rights and the Shaler Adams Foundation, Mill Valley, CA, 1999

Black Women, Feminism and Violence, Exploring the Boundaries of Black Feminism, University of Illinois - Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1999

Using CERD and CEDAW in U.S. Human Rights Activism, Amnesty International-USA National Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, 1999

Ethnicity, Race and Gender: Intersections in the Americas, Opportunities for Dialogue and Advancement within the International Human Rights Framework, New York, NY, 1999

Reconceptualizing Gender-Based Violence against Women as a Matter of International Human Rights, Anna M. Hirsch Lecture on Women and the Law, New England School of Law, Boston, MA, 1999

Poverty as a Human Rights Violation, Southern Human Rights Organizers’ Conference, Jackson, MS, 1998

From Aspiration to Activism: Economic and Social Rights in the U.S., Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, New York, NY. 1998

Implementing the Race Convention at the Intersection of Race and Gender, International Law Association-American Branch, New York, NY, 1998

Training on the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, Women’s Institute for Leadership Development for Human Rights, San Francisco, CA, 1998

International Human Rights Law and the Potential for Radical Lawyering, Black Radical Congress, Chicago, IL, 1998

A Dialogue on the Impact of Welfare Reform Upon Women of Color, Women of Color Welfare Reform Advocacy Group, New York, NY, 1998

Themes for a Conversation on Race, Ethnicity and Gender in International Human Rights Law, Seminar on Women and Society, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1997

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program and International Human Rights Law, Research Network on Gender, State and Society Annual Workshop, Washington, D.C., 1997

Mission to South Africa Regarding the Medico-Legal System’s Response to Domestic Violence and Rape, Human Rights Watch-Women’s Rights Division, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1996

Examining the Overall Social, Economic and Political Context in Which the Black Feminist Project Is Situated, African American Agenda 2000 Black Feminist Retreat, Ossining, NY, 1996




Revised August 17, 2007