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2016 Northeast People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference - Day 1

20
May
May 20, 2016
10:00 am — 7:00 pm
Touro Law Center, Central Islip, NY
Registration Required
May 20, 2016 10:00 am

"Confronting the Violence of Our Times"

Hosted by Touro Law Center & St. John's University School of Law's Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights

We live in a moment of extreme violence. Violence has always been present in this country and in American culture but at this moment, violence pervades the national dialogue and the lived experience of people of color. The publicity around the death of black men at the hands of the police has raised public awareness but it has also emboldened others such as white supremacists who opened fire in Minneapolis on a Black Lives Matter protest. The attack by religious extremists in the Colorado Springs planned parenthood clinic, the mass murders at the San Bernadino Inland Center, the extremist rhetoric advocating a return to exclusionary policies reminiscent of the mid-19th century, the sexual assault on black women by police, the extortion of money from immigrants in minority communities, and the escalation of violence on a global scale all mark this moment in history as one of the most regressive and violent in recent memory.

As members of the legal academy, what should our response be to this violence that permeates national and international communities and societies? What scholarship and concrete action can we pursue that will address the root causes of racial, ethnic and sexual violence? What collaborations and coalitions are necessary or possible? In our role as teachers, how do we address the violent, racist, nativist and anti-immigrant sentiments that have surfaced in public discourse and on our campuses? Can and should these issues be raised in “core” courses?


Registration

Two-day Registration
$175 Two Day early bird fee if registration form and payment are received by April 20, 2016
$225 Two Day regular fee if registration form and payment are received by May 11, 2016
$275 Two Day late registration if registration and payment are received after May 11, 2016

One-day Registration
$100 One Day early bird fee if registration form and payment are received by April 20, 2016
$125 One Day regular fee if registration form and payment are received by May 11, 2016
$150 One Day late registration if registration and payment are received after May 11, 2016

The registration fee will cover the following food, drink and events.

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Tentative Schedule for Friday

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Policing Black Lives & the Black Lives Matter Movement

Moderator: Frank Rudy Cooper, Suffolk University Law School

Panelists:

  • Anthony Farley, Albany Law School
  • Sunita Patel, American University Law School
  • Amna Akbar of Ohio State Law School
  • Justin Hansford, St. Louis University School of Law
  • Marbre Stably-Butts, Popular Democracy

12:15 – 1:45 p.m.
Kellis Parker Luncheon

Keynote: Dean Leonard M. Baynes, Inclusive Academic Leadership: A Journey from Queens to Houston

1:45 – 3:15 p.m.
Immigration Rights and Wrongs: Reversing the Deleterious Effects of Current Immigration Policies

Moderator: Jodie G. Roure, John Jay College

Panelists:

  • Isabel Martinez, PhD – Unaccompanied Latin American Minors Project
  • Jose Luis Morin, John Jay College, Latino Legal Representation on Immigration
  • Alex Rizio, Safe Passage

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Works In Progress and/or Professional Development

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Works In Progress (at Marriot Residence Inn Hotel)

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Reception (at Marriot Residence Inn Hotel)

Learn about day 2 »


Location

Touro Law Center
225 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, New York 11722


Contact

For questions or comments, Deborah Post at deborahp@tourolaw.edu or Elaine Chiu at chiue1@stjohns.edu.