Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Critical Race Studies 2020-21 Book Series

From the Series organizers:

We’re thrilled to invited you to the first two events in our CRS 2020-21 Book Series. We hope that you can join us for what we know will be timely and engaging conversations on some of today’s most pressing issues:

Wednesday, Sept 16, 12-1:30pm PST: Inventing Latinos: A New Story of American Racism by Laura E. Gómez, in conversation with Cheryl I. Harris


Please join us for the inaugural event in our CRS 2020-21 Book Series, where Cheryl I. Harris will be in conversation with author and Critical Race Studies Faculty Director Laura E. Gómez on her recently released book, Inventing Latinos: A New Story of American Racism. Please RSVP here to receive the Zoom link.

““In this thoughtfully argued study . . . Gómez provides much-needed insight into the true complexity of Latinx identity while revealing the ways in which the dominant culture continues to mask the many racist currents within American society. An insightful and well-researched book.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Written with exceptional clarity and drawing on deep research, Inventing Latinospresents not only a brilliant account of the changing position of Latinxs, but also a nuanced understanding of racism in the U.S. today.” — Howard Winant, co-author of Racial Formation in the United States.


Wednesday, Oct 14, 12-1:30PM – CRS Book Series: Settler Colonialism, Race and the Law: Why Structural Racism Persists by Natsu Taylor Saito, in conversation with E. Tendayi Achiume


Settler Colonialism, Race, and the Law provides a timely analysis of structural racism at the intersection of law and colonialism. Noting the grim racial realities still confronting communities of color, and how they have not been alleviated by constitutional guarantees of equal protection, this book suggests that settler colonial theory provides a more coherent understanding of what causes and what can help remediate racial disparities. Please join us for an conversation with author Natsu Taylor Saito, in conversation with E. Tendayi Achiume, UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance and Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law. You may RSVP here to receive the Zoom link.


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