2018 CRS Events

Emerging Veteran Legal Issues: At the Intersections and Margins of Justice

Emerging Veteran Legal Issues 20181017

October 17, 2018

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Panelists included:
Elizabeth Perez | Deputy Secretary of Minority Affairs California Department of Veterans Affairs
Sgt. Tracey Cooper-Harris | Plaintiff, Cooper-Harris v. USA 
Mia Yamamoto | Criminal Defense and Civil Rights Attorney (Vietnam-era Veteran)

The panel explored the untold story of veterans, especially focusing on an intersectional analysis of issues faced by LGBTQ veterans, veterans of color, and homeless veterans.

The Carceral State and the Regulation of Motherhood

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October 3, 2018

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Priscilla Ocen, Professor of Law at Loyola Law School and former Critical Race Studies Teaching Fellow, on The Carceral State and the Regulation of Motherhood.

Across the country, incarcerated women are separated from their children and subject to pervasive forms of reproductive abuse. Often, the familial separation and reproductive abuse experienced by women prisoners is framed as a "collateral" or "unintended" consequence of women's imprisonment. Professor Ocen, however, contests this framing, arguing that the regulation of women's reproductive and familial autonomy is an essential function of women's prisons in the United States.

Race, Law, and the Current Moment: A Critical Race Studies Perspective

Race Law and the Current Moment 20180905

September 5, 2018

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Trumping Our Rights: Re-Centering our Advocacy in the Age of 45

CRS NBLJ Symposium 20180316

March 16, 2018

On Friday, March 16, 2018, the National Black Law Journal hosted a symposium in collaboration with the Critical Race Studies program titled "Trumping Our Rights: Re-Centering our Advocacy in the Age of 45." This symposium focused on the effects that the current President's policies and judicial appointees have had and will have on the Black community, as well as how we can overcome these challenges as lawyers and activists to continue fighting for the liberation of our people.


Immigration and International Rights Panel
The Immigration and International Rights panel will discuss how the current administration's policies have affected Black immigrants and the African diaspora from as near as Haiti and as far as Chad. Panelists will discuss topics including, but not limited to, the travel bans, the end of temporary protected status for Haitian immigrants, and DACA. Our panelists are:

Tendayi Achiume
Assistant Professor of Law at UCLA Law

Khaled Beydoun
Associate Professor of Law at University of Detroit Mercy Law

Jennifer Chacón
Chancellor's Professor of Law at UC Irvine Law

Moderator: Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane
UCLA School of Law, LLM Student '18

Criminal Justice and Policing Panel
The Criminal Justice and Policing panel will examine aspects of the criminal justice system both pre and post the Donald Trump White House. The discussion will include an examination of how the current U.S. Attorney General's policies target Black people and communities. Topics will range from predatory policing and Fourth Amendment law to the privatization of federal prisons, the relaunch of the War on Drugs, and the departure from investigations of police departments accused of various forms of state violence. Our panelists are:

Devon Carbado
The Honorable Harry Pregerson Professor of Law at UCLA Law

Lisa Holder
Lecturer in Law at UCLA Law

Sunita Patel
Assistant Professor of Law, Faculty Director, UCLA Veterans Legal Clinic

Moderator: Priscilla Ocen
Professor of Law, Loyola Law School


Education Panel
The Education panel will explore the ways in which this administration's policies negatively impact Black students. Panelists will discuss topics including, but not limited to, the school-to-prison pipeline, increased funding for charter schools in conjunction with decreased funding for traditional public schools, access to higher education, and changes to financial aid. Our panelists are:

Cheryl Harris
Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Professor in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at UCLA Law

Jonathan Glater
Professor of Law at UC Irvine Law

Steven Nelson
Assistant Professor of Leadership & Policy Studies at University of Memphis

Kimberly West-Faulcon
James P. Bradley Chair in Constitutional Law at Loyola Law School

Moderator: Caleb Jackson
UCLA School of Law, J.D. '18

Gender & Sexuality Panel
The Gender and Sexuality panel will interrogate the threat that this administration poses to Black women and the LGBTQ community, as well as the tools of advocacy we should employ as lawyers and activists to combat these threats. Panelists will discuss topics including, but not limited to, the administration's attack on women's reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, and protections against sexual assault through an intersectional lens. Our panelists are:

Michele Goodwin
Chancellor's Professor of Law at UC Irvine Law

Russell Robinson
Distinguished HAAS Chair in LGBT Equity Professor of Law at UC Berkeley Law

Moderator: Akiesha Anderson
Daniel H. Renberg Law Fellow

Celebrating the Second Edition of Manifest Destinies: The Making of the Mexican American Race

CRS Manifest Destinies 20180306

March 6, 2018

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Re-Centering the Conversation to the Margins: Race, Gender, and Low Wage Workers

CRS Race Gender Low wage workers 20180226

February 26, 2018

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Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women

CRS Susan Burton 20180221

February 21, 2018

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From the NFL to the Crenshaw Line: Black Workers Matter

CRS Black Workers Matter 20180214

February 14, 2018

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