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!