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2016 Northeast People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference - Day 2

21
May
May 21, 2016
10:00 am — 6:30 pm
St. John’s University's Oakdale campus
Registration Required
May 21, 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.

Register Online


Tentative Schedule for Saturday

10 – 11 a.m.
Op-Ed Professional Development

Kevin Maillard, Syracuse Law School

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Movement or Moment: the Past & Present of Campus Activism

Moderators: Solangel Maldonado & Eric Miller

Panelists:

  • Raymond Brown
  • Paula Johnson, Syracuse Law School
  • Kendall Thomas, Columbia Law School

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Awards Lunch

Awardee - NORTHEAST CORRIDOR
Featuring Remarks from Members of the NE Corridor

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Campus Battles: Micro Aggressions & Psychic Violence on Students of Color

Moderators: Solangel Maldonado & Eric Miller

Panelists:

  • Deborah Archer, New York Law School
  • Diane Lopez, President, BLSA, Seton Hall Law School
  • Yadira Ramos-Herbert, Diversity Officer at Columbia
  • Gabrielle Cleaves, President, BLSA, Touro Law Center

3:45 – 5:15
Neoliberalism in the Academy: Faculty Governance, Downsizing & Diversity

Moderator: Donna Young

Panelists:

  • Christian Sundquist, Albany Law School
  • Anthony Farley, Albany Law School
  • Emily Houh, Cincinnati Law School
  • Charlotte Taylor, Ass’t Dean for Student Services, Touro Law Center

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Works In Progress

Learn about day 1 »


Location

St. John's University's Oakdale campus
500 Montauk Highway,
Oakdale, NY 11769


Contact

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