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LatCrit Fridays: A Virtual Symposium Series: Policing, Pandemics, Praxis & Power

During these challenging times, critical conversations have become more important than ever. Critical conversations, always profoundly political in nature, have become an imperative tool in the struggle for liberation and against fascism, white supremacy, and austerity. In response to current events and sensible efforts to postpone major critical conferences in legal academia,  LatCrit is inviting all community members to a series of conversations addressing issues of the moment. These conversations – titled collectively LatCrit Fridays: A Virtual Symposium Series: Policing, Pandemics, Praxis & Power – will feature LatCrit community members who are doing scholarship, activism, and praxis in these areas. We invite the community to participate in these conversations and offer this space to do so. We also hope to continue producing knowledge and building beloved critical communities of solidarity, even during a time when prudence requires distancing and sheltering in place. 

For Fall we have scheduled three virtual meetings for the community and its friends. All conversations will be held virtually. Registration information and descriptions are below. If you have any questions, please contact Saru Matambanadzo at smatamba@tulane.edu. 

Criminal (In)Justice, Policing & Power (September 4, 2020) 

We will begin the conversations next Friday, September 4, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. EST. We will host a virtual conversation focused on criminal law, race, and social movements entitled Criminal (In)Justice, Policing & Power. 

Featured Participants: 

Stewart Chang, Professor of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law 
Anthony Farley, James Campbell Matthews Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence at Albany Law School 
Aya Gruber, Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School 
SpearIt, Professor of Law, Thurgood Marshall School of Law 

See the archived video of this conversation here.

Pandemics and the Crisis of Care (October 9, 2020) 

The conversation will continue Friday, October 9, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. EST. We will host a virtual conversation focused on care and work in the current moment entitled Pandemics and the Crisis of Care. 

Featured Participants: 

Shelley Cavalieri, Professor of Law, University of Toledo, College of Law 
Cyra Akila Choudhury, Professor of Law, Florida International University College of Law 
T. Anansi Wilson, Adjunct Professor of Law, University of California, Hastings School of Law 
Lua Kamal Yuille, Professor of Law, University of Kansas School of Law 

See the archived video of the conversation here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Law, Democracy, and Politics After the Deluge (November 6, 2020) 

The final conversation of the Fall series will be Friday, November 6, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. EST. We will host a virtual conversation focused on politics and the election entitled Law, Democracy, and Politics After the Deluge. 

Featured Participants: 

Nadia Ahmad, Associate Professor at Barry University School of Law 
Khaled Beydoun, Professor of Law Wayne State School of Law 
Atiba Ellis, Professor of Law, Marquette University Law School 
Athena Mutua, Professor of Law & Floyd H. & Hilda L. Hurst Faculty Scholar, University at Buffalo School of Law 
Christian Sundquist, Professor of Law, Albany Law School 

Please register in advance for this meeting:  

https://tulane.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rdOCsrDMvGNUMTB2xliFGqMvE1nOydgBU

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.