Race, Civil Liberties, and the Legal Profession

Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Location: SDCBA webinar

Cost: FREE

Register: Here

MCLE: None

Our friends at the San Diego County Bar Association [SDCBA] are hosting this event, and we were so interested in this topic that we decided to be a co-sponsor!

In this program, Michele Goodwin, award-winning author, advocate, social commentator, and professor of law at University of California, Irvine, will reflect on law as an institution and tool that historically protected and advanced racism. From the Antebellum period through Jim Crow, law’s role in advancing white supremacy and racial injustice was visible through the legalization of slavery, slave patrols, fugitive slave laws, laws that provided for the physical torture of enslaved persons on through Black Codes enacted during Reconstruction and “separate but equal laws.”

Professor Goodwin will discuss why recognizing and reckoning with law as an accomplice and facilitator of discrimination and racism are overdue and urgent in protecting the rule of law. Her talk will close by articulating why law’s role and responsibility in dismantling discrimination and racism are crucial in promoting the rule of law.

Friend of the Law Library and SDCBA President-Elect Renée Stackhouse and SDCBA Board Member Roxy Carter will be introducing Profesoor Goodwin.

This is a FREE event, however, if you are not a San Diego County Bar Association member and have not attended any of their previous events, then you will need to create a free account prior to registration. We hope to see you at this amazing event!

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