Morris Dees of SPLC Speaks at University of Memphis School of Law

If you love and seek justice, then you already know about the Southern Poverty Law Center. Despite the limitations suggested by its name, the lawyers of the SPLC take on injustice wherever it occurs. Most recently, they’ve been fighting the draconian immigration laws in Alabama, where the SPLC was founded in 1971 by Morris Dees and Joseph Levin, Jr.

Last week, law students participating in the University of Memphis’ outstanding Alternative Spring Break program were privileged to have Dees as their keynote speaker at the closing luncheon.

Find a little spare time, sit back and listen to Dees weave anecdotes from his childhood in rural Alabama with tales of legal battles all over the country in the decades since. Hearing Dees speak is invigorating and inspiring to all who battle injustice. Morris Dees and the SPLC seek justice!

Ending the Injustice of Homelessness


With the warm weather lately, we have all enjoyed being outside in the sun, but imagine if you didn’t have any dependable shelter to which you could retreat when the weather is not so comfy. Now imagine that you also have a family depending on you for protection as well.

In a bold request, the Community Alliance for the Homeless is asking churches, congregations and faith communities in our city to help end the injustice of homelessness one family at a time.

Read more below and consider whether you can step up to help bridge the gap for a less-fortunate family in our community. City of Memphis Press Release