Friday, March 7, 2014
This conference will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 (with informal events on Friday, April 4, 2014).
As the nation marks the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, there is much to celebrate- and much cause for alarm. The country’s first black president is well into his second term, a development that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. A number of people of color have entered the middle and upper classes, enjoying financial and educational success far beyond what prior generations could have imagined. Critical race theory scholars - once rejected by their law schools and denigrated by their colleagues - have become a part of the academy, helping to shape the discourse around race and the law and imagine new ways forward. Nevertheless, race continues to impact the opportunities we have, how we’re treated under the law, and other important aspects of our lives.
One of the panel is entitled "Looking to the Bottom: CRT and Immigrants' Rights," with confirmed panelists including César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández (Capital and Blogger, crImmigration.com), Kevin R. Johnson (University of California-Davis), Stephen Lee (University of California-Irvine), and Loreli Salas, Legal Director, Make the Road New York.