Senator Brian Schatz on Twitter: “Senate Republicans just blocked a unanimous vote on a resolution condemning white supremacy. It passed the House unanimously. They said that after 9 months of the legislation languishing that the committees of jurisdiction needed to look at it and consider their “equities.”” https://bit.ly/2GhBwl1
THE GOOD NEWS FIRST:
Upcoming Events from the Critical Race Studies Program at UCLA School of Law
As CRS co-founder Cheryl I. Harris writes in The Nation, “The national narrative of color blindness and racial progress, cultivated over the past several decades, has been ruptured as a result of epic failures in addressing two crises—the Covid-19 pandemic, and the unrelenting carnage of anti-black violence.” Although we at CRS have long been invested in issues of racial justice, we know our task of training the next generation of advocates is more critical than ever. We continue to supplement a rigorous academic and clinical curriculum with relevant programming, engaging some of the most exciting thinkers, practitioners, and activists around issues of race and justice. And we invite you to join us for some of our upcoming programming:
- Wednesday, September 30, 5 – 6:30 PM: African American Policy Forum presents Under the Blacklight: Why the Court Matters: RGB’s Legacy and the Fight She Leaves Behind, RSVP here.
- Friday, October 2, 12:15 – 1:30PM: Native Nations Law and Policy Center’s Red Rising Speaker Series: The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, RSVP here.
- Friday, October 2, 1:30 – 5PM: Good Trouble: A National Conversation on Black Lives Matter and Tenants’ Rights, please see conference agenda and RSVP here.
- Wednesday, October 7, 12-1:30PM: From Prop 209 to Prop 16: Historical, Legal and Activist Perspectives on Affirmative Action, RSVP here.
- Wednesday, October 14, 12 – 1:30PM: CRS Book Series: Settler Colonialism, Race, and the Law: Why Structural Racism Persists by Natsu Taylor Saito, in conversation with E. Tendayi Achiume, RSVP here.
- Thursday, October 15, 12:15 – 1:30PM: Native Nations Law and Policy Center’s Red Rising Speaker Series: Indigenous Representation in Political Systems, RSVP here.
- Wednesday, October 21, 4:30 – 6:30PM: Racing the Bar: The Racial Construction of Merit & the CA Bar Exam with Victor D. Quintanilla, discussants Devon W. Carbado, Cheryl I. Harris, and moderator Laura E. Gomez, RSVP here.
- Wednesday, October 28, 12:15 – 1:30PM: Reparations, Defund Movements, and International Human Rights, RSVP here.
- Friday, October 30, 3 – 4:30PM: Critical Race Theory and the 2020 Election (co-sponsored with UC Berkeley Center on Race, Sexuality & Culture and Center for Race & Gender). RSVP here.
AND NOW THE NEWS RELATED TO WHITE SUPREMACY:
- Daniel Cameron Lied About Breonna Taylor’s Killing https://nym.ag/30r4RAf
- Grand Jury Deliberations in Breonna Taylor Case Will Be Released – The New York Times https://nyti.ms/3jlrFcl
- Novella Coleman on Twitter: ““Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said his office did not give the grand jury in the Breonna Taylor case the option to consider murder or even lesser charges charges in her death.” https://t.co/2isKoJn9Nb” / Twitter https://bit.ly/2EUO5lI
- Kathleen Belew on Twitter: “Re “stand back and standby,” people who work in monitoring and de-radicalization and otherwise studying white power groups are sounding red alerts and sending emergency signals about increasing violence from now through the election, and after, regardless of winner.” / Twitter https://bit.ly/3jnl9BR
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