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

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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.

 

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Thursday, Sept. 27

4-6 p.m.

CONFERENCE KEYNOTE

James Forman Jr., Yale Law School, "Claiming Your Power: American Racism, the Alt-Right, and Radical Resistance"

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

Hosted by President Jim Ryan ’92, University of Virginia. Q&A to follow.

Free. Tickets required for entry.

Paramount Theater 


Friday, Sept. 28

Caplin Pavilion, University of Virginia School of Law


7:30-8:15 a.m.

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST


8:15-8:30 a.m.

WELCOME

Vice Dean Leslie Kendrick ’06, University of Virginia School of Law


8:30-9:30 a.m.

OPENING KEYNOTE

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
Student Moderator: Courtney Davis ’20

Panelists:

  • Khiara M. Bridges, Boston University School of Law, Boston University Department of Anthropology
  • Annette Gordon-Reed, Harvard Law School
  • Jonathan Kahn, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  • Terence Keel, University of California, Los Angeles Department of African American Studies and Institute for Society and Genetics

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

PLENARY PANEL 2: POLICING COMMUNITIES

Moderator: Josh Bowers, University of Virginia School of Law
Student Moderator: Robbie Pomeroy ’19

Panelists:

  • Jennifer Chacón, University of California, Los Angeles Law School
  • Jennifer Lynn Eberhardt, Stanford University Department of Psychology
  • Jeffrey A. Fagan, Columbia University Law School, Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University
  • Laura E. Gómez, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, UCLA Departments of Sociology and Chicana and Chicano Studies
  • Timothy Heaphy '91, University Counsel, University of Virginia

1-2:15 p.m.

LUNCH KEYNOTE

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
Student Moderator: Zach Ingber ’19

Panelists:

  • Claudrena Harold, University of Virginia Corcoran Department of History
  • 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: Dean Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Boston University School of Law
Student Moderator: Toccara Nelson ’19

Panelists:

  • R. Richard Banks, Stanford Law School
  • 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
“One Year After Charlottesville: Replacing the Resurgence of Racism With Reconciliation”

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