Center for the Study of Race and Law

Center for the Study of Race and Law

Center for the Study of Race and Law

One Year After Charlottesville: Replacing the Resurgence of Racism With Reconciliation

Sept. 27-28, 2018
University of Virginia School of Law

Tentative Schedule

Racial backlash is, and has always been, a deeply rooted American tradition. In the contemporary moment, public expressions of racism, xenophobia and various forms of othering are resurging not only as social values, but also as public policy aimed at undermining efforts at diversity, inclusion and equality.
 
Unprecedented times like these require new tools to assess problems and develop responses. While Critical Race Theory and the social sciences have different academic trajectories, there are important synergies that can be leveraged to blend these approaches into an empirical Critical Race Theory (eCRT). This conference will feature interdisciplinary scholarship  that can introduce and develop new ways to evaluate this nation’s longstanding history of racism, nationalism and violence to better understand their current manifestations as intersectional ideologies of intolerance that also impact the experiences of religious minorities, women, sexual minorities, immigrants, poor people and other marginalized groups. Such scholarship can play a central role in rethinking both academic and public approaches and offer fresh insights that can provide guidance for how to preserve our democracy. To this end, this conference locates itself discursively, intellectually and, indeed, physically at what has become the center of 21st-century racial backlash to help develop an agenda for both true racial reconciliation and justice.

 

Tentative Schedule

Thursday, Sept. 27

4-6 p.m.

CONFERENCE KEYNOTE AND DOWNTOWN MALL REMEMBRANCE

Speaker: James Forman Jr., Yale Law School

Author of “Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America,” Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize

Paramount Theater 


 
Friday, Sept. 28

Caplin Auditorium, University of Virginia School of Law


8-8:30 a.m.

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST


8:30-9:30 a.m.

WELCOME

  • UVA President James E. Ryan (Invited)
  • Speaker: Dean Risa Goluboff, University of Virginia School of Law

    Introduction by Alex M. Johnson Jr., University of Virginia School of Law


9:30-11 a.m.

PLENARY PANEL 1: THE BODY

Moderator: Dayna Bowen Matthew, University of Virginia School of Law, Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine

Panelists:

  • Laura E. Gómez, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, UCLA Departments of Sociology and Chicana and Chicano Studies
  • Annette Gordon-Reed, Harvard Law School
  • Jonathan Kahn, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  • Terence Keel, University of California, Santa Barbara Departments of History, Black Studies and Religious Studies
     

11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

PLENARY PANEL 2: FAMILY

Moderator: Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Boston University School of Law

Panelists:

  • R. Richard Banks, Stanford Law Schoool
  • Khiara M. Bridges, Boston University School of Law, Boston University Department of Anthropology
  • Jennifer Chacón, University of California, Los Angeles Law School
  • Claudrena Harold, University of Virginia Corcoran Department of History

1-2:15 p.m.

LUNCH

Speaker: Theodore M. Shaw, University of North Carolina School of Law; Director, Center for Civil Rights

Introduction by Kim Forde-Mazrui, University of Virginia School of Law; Director, Center for the Study of Race and Law


2:15-3:45 p.m.

PLENARY PANEL 3: INSTITUTIONS

Moderator: Osagie Obasogie, University of California, Berkeley Joint Medical Program, School of Public Health

Panelists:

  • Jennifer Lynn Eberhardt, Stanford University Department of Psychology
  • Gregory Mitchell, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Gregory Parks, Wake Forest University School of Law
  • Victor D. Quintanilla, Indiana University Bloomington, Maurer School of Law

4-5:30 p.m.

PLENARY PANEL 4: SOCIAL MOBILITY

Moderator: Josh Bowers, University of Virginia School of Law

Panelists:

  • Jeffery A. Fagan, Columbia University Law School, Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University
  • Andrew Kahrl, University of Virginia Corcoran Department of History
  • Taeku Lee, Berkeley Law, University of California, Berkeley Political Science Department
  • Daria Roithmayr, University of Southern California Gould School of Law

6:30-8:30 p.m.

DINNER

Speaker: john a. powell, University of California, Berkeley School of Law; University of California, Berkeley Departments of African American Studies and Ethnic Studies; Director, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

Welcome and Introduction by Deborah McDowell, University of Virginia Department of English; Director, Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies, University of Virginia


 

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