Agenda

“Transformative Justice in Communities of Color: A Convening”

Day 2 FRIDAY, September 12, 2008
Goldberg Room, 297 Simon Hall.

4:30 pm    Welcome

  • Mary Louise Frampton
    Faculty Director, Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice, UC Berkeley School of Law

Introduction

  • Angela Harris
    Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law; Faculty Executive Committee, Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice

Honorable Mario G. Olmos Law and Cultural Diversity Memorial Lecture

The Olmos Lecture is sponsored by the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice, U.C. Berkeley School of Law.
SPEAKER -

  • Eric Yamamoto, Professor of Law, University of Hawi'i, William S. Richardson School of Law
    “Rethinking Reconciliation:  Social Healing Through Justice”

6:00 pm    Reception in Donor Lobby

 

Day 2 FRIDAY, September 12, 2008
Goldberg Room, 297 Simon Hall.

8:30 am    Continental Breakfast and Registration

9:00-9:15 am    Introduction and Welcome

  • Mary Louise Frampton, Faculty Director, Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice

9:15 am    Transformative Justice:  Getting Over the State?
SPEAKER -

  • Angela Harris, Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law; Faculty Executive Committee, Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice

9:35-11:15 am    Colonialism and Racism in White Settler Societies
How have colonialism and racism in white settler societies differently affected indigenous communities and “racialized minority” communities? What issues do we have in common, and what are the risks in dialogue and alliance? What are the unaddressed questions in and among communities of color regarding the impacts of colonialism and racism?

PANELISTS -

  • Moana Jackson, Professor of Maori Law and Philosophy, Te Wananga o Raukawa
  • Rebecca Tsosie, Professor of Law, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • Kapua Sproat, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Hawai'i, William S. Richardson School of Law
  • Moderator Luz Mena, Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies, UC Davis

11:30 am-12:45 pm    Reparations for Gender and Sexual Violence: The "Private” Consequences of “Public” Harms
How has the international reparations movement begun to encompass gender violence, and what are the challenges still remaining? Is there a connection between domestic violence and colonialism and racism? Are there useful ways of talking about "internalized" racism and colonialism?

PANELISTS -

  • Andrea Smith, Professor of American Culture and Women's Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Sherene Razack, Professor of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, University of Toronto
  • Moderator Leti Volpp, Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law

12:45-1:45 pm    Lunch

1:45-3:15 pm    From "Restorative" Justice to "Transformative" Justice
How are Bay Area activists addressing issues of trauma and violence within communities of color, especially youth? What is the role of the state? Is "restorative justice" an adequate framework for talking about issues of trauma, healing, and transformation, or is "transformative justice" a better paradigm?

PANELISTS -

  • Sujatha Baliga, Soros Justice Advocacy Fellow, Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth
  • Olis Simmons, Executive Director, Youth UpRising
  • Sunny Schwartz, Program Administrator, Resolve to Stop the Violence, San Francisco Sheriff’s Department
  • Moderator Mary Louise Frampton, Director, Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice, UC Berkeley School of Law

3:30-4:45 pm    The Reparations Movement at a Crossroads
What is the next step for U.S. reparations activists, now that the lawsuits filed against insurance companies and state actors seem to have stalled? How can reparations activists respond effectively to the persistent public focus on the impossibility of monetary redress and the impossibility of identifying individual victims and perpetrators?

PANELISTS -

  • Alfred Brophy, Reef C. Ivey II Professor of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law
  • Eric Yamamoto, Professor of Law, University of Hawai'i, William S. Richardson School of Law
  • Moderator Charles Henry, Professor of African American Studies, UC Berkeley

4:30-5:00 pm    Closing Remarks