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DESCRIPTION
Racism has been the blueprint and the foundation of the United States since its inception. Over centuries of struggle, the United States has been pushed to evolve on this issue and in many ways the Bay Area has led the charge to provide progressive models of social and legal equity and inclusion. Nevertheless, white supremacy continues to operate in the Bay Area both covertly and increasingly, overtly.

Now, the Berkeley Journal of African American Law and Policy, Asian American Law Journal, La Raza Law Journal, and Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Law have come together to co-sponsor a joint symposium entitled United Against White Supremacy.

This symposium will be a space to examine and discuss how white supremacy operates in our daily lives. In particular, the symposium will convene panels addressing gentrification, affirmative action, immigration, and incarceration. These panels will provide forums to develop new ways of thinking and legal strategies to confront and dismantle white supremacy.


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

  • Richard Rothstein, Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy Senior Fellow; Economic Policy Institute Research Associate; Author of The Color of Law

  • Ian Haney-López, Earl Warren Professor of Public Law at Berkeley; Haas Institute Racial Politics Project Director; Author of Dog Whistle Politics

  • Eva Paterson, Equal Justice Society President and Co-Founder


PANELISTS

Combating the Bay Area's Housing Crisis

  • Melissa Colon, moderator, East Bay Community Law Center Disrupting Displacement Project Manager

  • Rachel Gottfired-Clancy, Defend Aunti Frances Campaign Organizer

  • Hillary Ronen, San Francisco City Supervisor

Immigration, Race, and Mass Deportation

  • Leti Volpp, moderator, Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor of Law at Berkeley; UC Berkeley Center for Race and Gender Director

  • Zahra Billoo, Council on American Islamic Relations Executive Director

  • Prerna Lal, East Bay Community Law Center Staff Immigration Staff Attorney, Clinical Supervisor; UC Berkeley Undocumented Student Program Staff Attorney

  • Paul Chavez, Centro Legal de la Raza Executive Director

Challenging The New Jim Crow and Mass Incarceration

  • Andrea Roth, moderator, Assistant Professor of Law at Berkeley

  • Jonathan Simon, Adrian A. Kragen Professor of Law at Berkeley; Center for the Study of Law and Society Director

  • Sajid Khan, Santa Clara County Office of the Public Defender Deputy Public Defender

  • Dorsey Nunn, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children Executive Director

The Changing Role of Race in Affirmative Action

  • David Oppenheimer, moderator, Clinical Professor of Law at Berkeley; Thelton E. Henderson Center Co-Faculty Director

  • Thelton Henderson, US District Court for the Northern District of California Senior United States District Judge

  • Nancy Leong, Professor of Law at Sturm College of Law

  • Angela Onwauchi-Willig, Chancellor's Professor of Law at Berkeley


SCHEDULE
8:30 - 9:00 AM: Registration and Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00 AM: Welcome & Opening Keynote: Richard Rothstein (1 CLE credit)
10:15 - 11:15 AM: Panel: Combating the Bay Area's Housing Crisis (1 CLE credit)
11:30 - 12:30 PM: Panel: Immigration, Race, and Mass Deportation (1 CLE credit)
12:30 - 2:00 PM: Lunch & Keynote - Professor Ian Haney-López (1 CLE credit)
2:15 - 3:15 PM: Panel: Challenging The New Jim Crow and Mass Incarceration (1 CLE credit)
3:30 - 4:30 PM: Panel: The Changing Role of Race in Affirmative Action (1 CLE credit)
4:30 - 5:15 PM: Closing Keynote: Eva Paterson (0.75 CLE credit)
5:30 - 6:00 PM: Reception

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