CLBR Shout Outs: Joe McGovern, Tyler Clementi Foundation and Remembering Roberto Clemente

CLBR Shout Outs

While our guest for today has cancelled, I still want to get out a few important Shout Outs.

Congrats to Joe McGovern on Getting Funding to Complete “The Other Side”

In March we spoke with Joe McGovern, producer/director of the documentary “The Other Side”  McGovern traveled across the country seeking out Republicans to try to bridge the partisan divide.  This week he just finished a successful GoFundMe campaign to finalize the film to submit to the Sundance Film Festival next February.

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Twitter @Joe_McGovern

The Other Side Website

Personal Website

NYU Hosting First Annual Tyler Clementi Safety Conference

The death of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi and subsequent conviction of his roommate for live streaming a gay sexual encounter Clementi had that led to his suicide became a national cause célèbre.  His family has created a foundation in his name and this weekend New York University Law School is hosting the First Annual Tyler Clementi Internet Safety Conference (see details below).

What I especially like about this conference is the fact that New York Law School will launch a first-of-its-kind direct outreach pro bono initiative that will help victims of online harassment obtain justice.  I have been urging law schools to get involved to address the under-served needs of cyber harassment victims since 2008, so it is gratifying to see a school finally take action.

The Internet Safety Conference, to be held at New York Law School on October 3-4, 2015, is an unprecedented gathering of policy makers, political and business leaders, attorneys, social scientists, academics, teachers, students, and nonprofit advocates, all focused on the conference’s theme:combatting cyberharassment in all its forms. At this conference, New York Law School will launch a first-of-its-kind direct outreach pro bono initiative that will help victims of online harassment obtain justice.

Speakers include:

  • U.S. Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (D-NY)
  • U.S. Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI)
  • Kathleen McGee, Chief, Internet Bureau, Office of the Attorney General of the State of New York
  • Elisa D’Amico, Founder, Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project at K&L Gates
  • Jane Clementi and Joseph Clementi, Co-Founders, Tyler Clementi Foundation
  • Danielle Keats Citron, University of Maryland School of Law, Author of Hate Crimes in Cyberspace
  • Ann Bartow, University of New Hampshire School of Law
  • Frank Pasquale, University of Maryland School of Law, Author of The Black Box Society
  • Lawrence Newman, Chief, Domestic Violence Unit, Manhattan DA’s Office
  • Jacqueline Beauchere, Chief Online Safety Officer, Microsoft
  • Marissa Shorenstein, President, AT&T New York
  • Carrie Goldberg, C.A. Goldberg, PLLC
  • Holly Jacobs, Founder, Cyber Civil Rights Initiative
  • Lois Herrera, Chief Executive Officer, Office of Safety and Youth Development, New York City Department of Education
  • Mark Hatzenbuehler, Assistant Professor, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
  • Remington Gregg ’10, Legislative Counsel, Human Rights Campaign
  • Nancy Gifford, Senior Director, Law & Policy,
  • Cynthia Lowen, Producer and Writer of the 2011 documentary film Bully
  • David Bryant, Regional Associate for State Education, New York State Department of Education
  • Steven M. Freeman, Director, Legal Affairs, Anti-Defamation League
  • Scott Skinner-Thompson, Acting Assistant Professor, NYU School of Law
  • Kate Bertash, Founder,

For more about the Tyler Clementi Foundation click here.

Remembering Roberto Clemente

Today is the anniversary of Roberto Clemente’s 3,000th and last hit in Major League Baseball in 1972.  He was killed when his cargo plane delivering aid to earthquake survivors in Nicaragua crashed after take off on December 31, 1972.  He is remembered not just as a great baseball player, but as a humanitarian.  Since 1971, MLB has presented the Roberto Clemente Award (named the Commissioner’s Award in 1971 and 1972) every year to a player with outstanding baseball playing skills who is personally involved in community work. A trophy and a donation check for a charity of the player’s choice is presented annually at the World Series