June 28, 2013: National Briefing

The Future of Equality After the Supreme Court 2012 Term: What's Left?




The Supreme Court's decisions this week have thrown the future of affirmative action into question and gutted the key provision of the Voting Rights Act.  At the same time, the Court promised equal treatment to millions of gay couples throughout the nation. Together these cases mark staggering terrain shifts in the Civil Rights Movement. What these shifts portend for the future of social justice remains uncertain.

Friday June 28th at 12 PM eastern/ 9 AM pacific please join leading critical race scholars, journalists, and thought leaders for a national conference call to discuss the future of  Civil Rights in light of this weeks' Supreme Court decisions.  Our conversation will cover:

  • What really happened?
  • Is this a Game Changer or Door Closer?
  • If Marriage Equality is the Civil Rights issue of our time, is Racial Justice Yesterday's News?
  • What are the challenges/possibilities for Coalition now?
  • Is the strategy moving forward legal, political, or social?

Space is limited.  Please click here to RSVP.

Our featured speakers include:

Paul Butler

Professor of law at Georgetown Law Center

Sumi Cho

Professor of law at De Paul University

Kimberlé Crenshaw

Executive Director of the African American Policy Forum and professor of law at UCLA School of Law and  Columbia Law School

Ian Haney-Lopez

Professor of law at Berkeley Law School

Cheryl Harris

Professor of law at UCLA School of Law

Luke Harris

Program Director of the African American Policy Forum and professor of American Politics and Constitutional Law at Vassar College

Tanya K. Hernandez

Professor of law at Fordham University School of Law and author of "Racial Subordination in Latin America: The Role of the State, Customary Law and the New Civil Rights Response"

Janine Jackson

Program director at the media watch group FAIR


Hosted by the Affirmative Action Research and Policy Consortium and in affiliation with the Critical Race Studies Program at UCLA School of Law and the Center for Intersectionality & Social Policy Studies at Columbia Law School.