In this video, TUPOCC members Renee Sanchez, Anne Befu, and Matt Nelson reflect on how TUPOCC started, the early goals of the caucus, the Alabama Manifesto, and the continued importance of intersectional analyses of oppression.
TUPOCC is an alliance of law students, legal workers, attorneys, and other people of color within the National Lawyers Guild (NLG). The necessity of such an organization is borne from the history of the United States where economic power is dependent on the continued subjugation of people of color, poor people women, queers, and other oppressed people.
TUPOCC wishes to provide all people of color with opportunities and, when such opportunities are not available, to work with allies to create them. The caucus seeks to unite people of color in the NLG, to represent communities of color, to help people of color achieve their potential, and to function as a powerful force within the NLG, the United States, and the world. Membership is open to all members of the NLG community who self-identify as people of color.
This video is part of the Speaking Freely NLG video history series.
Video by Off Center Media