The 1619 Project


Feb. 21, 5:00 – 7:30 pm: The Impact of Slavery on American Jurisprudence and Activism

This panel will explore lawsuits brought by enslaved people, rebellions against the cruelty that was a feature of slavery, activism challenging Jim Crow, changes in American jurisprudence that flowed from their quest for “equal Justice under law,” and how the efforts of African Americans shaped the activism of other groups in our country.

MCLE 1.5 credits (elimination of bias)


Phillip Burton Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse
450 Golden Gate Avenue, 19th Floor, Ceremonial Courtroom
San Francisco, CA 94102

* Location may change depending on duration of the Trump shutdown.


Nusrat J. Choudhury, Deputy Director, Racial Justice Program, National ACLU
Lisa Holder, Interim Legal Director, Equal Justice Society
Shauna Marshall, The Honorable Raymond L. Sullivan Professor of Law, UC Hastings College of the Law
Dale Minami, Partner, Minami Tamaki LLP
Megan Ming Francis, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Washington
Eva Paterson, President & Co-founder, Equal Justice Society (moderator)