11th Annual Access to Equal Justice Conference

Race to Justice: Mass Incarceration & Masculinity through a Black Feminist Lens

11th Annual Access to Equal Justice Colloquium Poster

Date: Monday, March 28, 2011
Hosts: Adrienne Davis, Emily Hughes, Annette Appell

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The Eleventh Annual Washington University Law School Access to Equal Justice Colloquium, sponsored by the Clinical Legal Education Program, was held on Monday, March 28, 2011. The colloquium, Race to Justice: Mass Incarceration & Masculinity through a Black Feminist Lens, features important research that has been drawn from and put to use in disadvantaged communities. It provided an opportunity to frame and reflect on our work and provide us with tools to move forward in our efforts to improve justice in our community. This conference will provide 8.1 CLE. 

The first part of the colloquium featured the work of Professors Beth Richie (University of Illinois) and Angela Harris (University of California, Berkeley), each of whom have bridged the work of the academy and the community by demonstrating how black feminist thought can play out in social activism and justice on the ground. Beth Richie addressed mass incarceration and its effects on the black family. Angela Harris discussed restorative justice and communities of color. Each of their talks was followed by discussants who assessed this work in specific contexts, such as family law, adoption, child welfare, domestic violence, and criminal law.

The remainder of the day continued to explore research and practice in the context of Implicit Association Bias in attorneys. Professor Valerie Purdie-Vaughns (Columbia University) presented the test and Professor Song Richardson (DePaul) discussed its application in the 4th Amendment context. They were followed by a panel of local criminal justice practitioners. .

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