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Critical Race Theory: Origins, Big Ideas, and Future

March 29, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join the organizers of the upcoming CRT Conference to learn from Professor Melvin Kelley. Prof. Kelley will share his insights into Critical Race Theory based on his work as a fair housing attorney and scholar. The discussion root the development of CRT in the continued pattern of racial subordination after the civil rights movement and the work of Derrick Bell and Kimberle Crenshaw around Interest Convergence, Intersectionality, and race as a social construct.

Melvin Kelley is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Northeastern and Teaching Fellow with the School of Law’s Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project. A graduate of Columbia Law School, he previously served as a staff attorney with the Connecticut Fair Housing Center in Hartford, and as an ACLU Social Justice Fellow for a year after law school. Kelley is a certified human rights advocate as well as a certified public defender. Kelley is co-teaches the CRRJ clinic where he trains students to integrate restorative justice into legal work.

Lunch will be served.

Details

Date:
March 29, 2019
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Venue

Hauser Hall 104 Lumbard Classroom

Organizer

Dave McKenna
Email:
dmckenna@jd21.law.harvard.edu