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2011 - 2012 Academic Year

August 2011

Aug. 25 – Social Justice Thursday
"Introduction to the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice"
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., 10-Boalt Hall

Aug. 27 – Henderson Center’s Annual Social Justice Welcome BBQ
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Steinhart Courtyard

September 2011

Sept. 8 – Social Justice Thursday with Professor Michelle Wilde Anderson
"Slavery and Dred Scott v. Sanford, 60 U.S. 393 (1857)"
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., 10-Boalt Hall

Sept. 12 – Ruth Chance Lecture with Maeve Elise Brown, Executive Director and Founder, Housing and Economic Rights Advocates
"Predatory and Unfair Mortgage Lending:  What Happened and Will the Abuses Continue"
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., 110-Boalt Hall

Sept. 15 – Henderson Center’s Social Justice Faculty and IL Student Luncheon
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., Goldberg Room

Sept. 22 – Social Justice Thursday with Professor Bertrall Ross
"San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez, 411 U.S. 1 (1973):  The Poor and the Right to Education"
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., 10-Boalt Hall

Sept. 26 – Ruth Chance Lecture with Michael W. Bien, Managing Partner, Rosen, Bien & Galvan, LLP; and Co-Lead Counsel
"Brown v. Plata, 131 S. Ct. 1910 (2011)"
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., 110-Boalt Hall

October 2011

Oct. 6 – EVENT RESCHDULED - Social Justice Thursday with Professor Fred Smith, Jr.

Oct. 10 – Ruth Chance Lecture with Kafi D. Blumenfield, President and CEO, Liberty Hill Foundation
"Change. Not Charity:  Investing in Community Leaders at the Frontlines of Change"
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., 110-Boalt Hall

Oct. 17 – Special Event
"Public Interest Employers:  Views on Public Interest and Social Justice Courses"
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., 105-Boalt Hall

Oct. 20 – Social Justice Thursday
"Overview of the Spring 2012 Social Justice Curriculum"
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., 10-Boalt Hall

Oct. 24 – Ruth Chance Lecture with Henderson Center's Fall 2011 Practitioner-in-Residence, Henderson Hill, Partner, Ferguson Stein Chambers Gresham & Sumter, P.A.
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., 110-Boalt Hall

Oct. 24 to 26 - Student Office Hours with Henderson Center's Fall 2011 Practitioner-in-Residence, Henderson Hill

Oct. 25 - Panel Discussion with Fall 2011 Practitioner-in-Residence, Henderson Hill
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., 110-Boalt Hall

Oct. 27 – Henderson Center’s 2011 Trailblazer for Justice & Hon. Thelton E. Henderson Social Justice Prize Awards Ceremony
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Oakland Museum of California

November 2011

Nov. 3 – Hon. Mario G. Olmos Law and Cultural Diversity Memorial Lecture
2011 Olmos Lecturers:  Cheryl Graves, Director, Community Justice for Youth Institute; and David Anderson Hooker, Attorney and Associate Professor of Conflict Studies, Center for Justice & Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University.
4:00 p.m., Goldberg Room

Nov. 3, 4 & 5 – Henderson Center’s Fall 2011 Symposium
"Exposing Structural Racism from Within:  The Power of Restorative Justice"
Day One (Nov. 3, 2011) - 12:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., Goldberg Room
Day Two (Nov. 4, 2011) - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Multicultural Center, UC Berkeley
Day Three (Nov. 5, 2011) - 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Preservation Park, Oakland, CA

Nov. 7 – Ruth Chance Lecture with Brad Seligman, Attorney, Impact Fund; and Co-Lead Counsel
"Wal-Mart v. Dukes, 131 S. Ct. 2541 (2011)."
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., 110-Boalt Hall

Nov. 14 – EVENT RESCHEDULED - Ruth Chance Lecture with Robert Rubin, Director of Litigation, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area

Nov. 17 – Social Justice Thursday with Professor Russell Robinson
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., 10-Boalt Hall

January 2012

Jan. 11 - Social Justice Student Network Meeting
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., 141-Boalt Hall

Jan. 12 – Henderson Center’s Social Justice Thursday
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., 10-Boalt Hall

Jan. 23 - Ruth Chance Lecture with Kimberly Papillon, Esq.
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., 110-Boalt Hall

Jan. 26 - Social Justice Thursday with Professor Fred Smith, Jr.
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., 10-Boalt Hall

February 2012

Feb. 6 – Henderson Center’s Ruth Chance Lecture with Hon. Lisa A. Pearlman (ret.) '74
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., 110-Boalt Hall

Feb. 9 – Henderson Center’s Social Justice Thursday
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., 10-Boalt Hall

Feb. 15 - Social Justice Network Meeting
12:34 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., 141 Boalt Hall

Feb. 21 - Co-sponsored Talk - La Raza Law Journal Symposium with Dan Werner, Deputy Legal Director, Southern Poverty Law Center Immigrant Justice Initiative
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., 132 Boalt Hall

Feb. 23 – Henderson Center’s Social Justice Thursday with William T. Bielby, Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois, Chicago and Distinguished Research Scholar, Department of Sociology, University of Arizona
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., 110-Boalt Hall
Co-sponsored with Center for the Study of Law and Society and the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Justice and Social Policy

Feb. 27– Henderson Center’s Ruth Chance Lecture with Anna Rondon, Organizer, New Energy; Nellis Kennedy-Howard, Sierra Club; and Wahleah Johns, Black Mesa Water
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., 110-Boalt Hall
Co-sponsored with Students for Environmental & Economic Justice (SEEJ) and Native American Law Students Association (NALSA)

March 2012

Mar. 8 – Robert D. and Leslie-Kay Raven Lecture on Access to Justice With Angela Y. Davis,
"Addressing Gendered Violence against African American Girls and Young Women: Is There a Role for the Anti-Prison Movement?" 5:30 p.m., Booth Auditorium

Mar. 9 – Henderson Center’s spring 2012 Symposium, "Gendered Violence Against African American Girls and Young Women:  Breaking the Silence."
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Warren Room

Mar. 12 – Henderson Center’s Ruth Chance Lecture with Practitioner-in-Residence Shara Davis ‘04, Public Defender, Contra Costa County
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., 110-Boalt Hall

Mar. 14 – Social Justice Student Network Meeting
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., 141-Boalt Hall

Mar. 22 – National Lawyers Guild - Boalt Chapter (NLG) and the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice present
Social Justice Thursday: "Radical Learning & Lawyering: Making The Law School Experience Relevant: Reflections from the National Lawyers Guild 2011 Annual Conference"
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., 10-Boalt Hall

Mar . 22 & 23 – Berkeley Law Disability Rights Symposium 2012
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.,  175-Boalt Hall (Booth Auditorium)

April 2012

Apr. 2 – Henderson Center’s Ruth Chance Lecture with Robert Rubin, Director of Litigation, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, "California Voting Rights"
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., 110-Boalt Hall

Apr. 9 – Henderson Center’s Ruth Chance Lecture with Tayrn Kiekow, Staff Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., 110-Boalt Hall
Co-sponsored with Native American Law Students Association (NALSA)

Apr. 11 – Social Justice Student Network Meeting
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., 141-Boalt Hall

Apr. 12 – Henderson Center’s Social Justice Thursday
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., 10-Boalt Hall

Apr. 17 – Reception Honoring the Public Interest Accomplishments of the Class of 2012
5:00 p.m., Warren Room

Apr. 18– 2012 Francine Diaz Memorial Award Ceremony
5:00 p.m., Goldberg Room


2010 - 2011 Academic Year

August 2010

Aug. 15 - Henderson Center's Annual Social Justice Welcome BBQ
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., West Terrace

Aug. 24 - Social Justice Faculty & 1L Luncheon
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., Homeroom, Internatonal House

Aug. 26 - Social Justice Thursday - "How to Thrive in Law School"
12:55 p.m. - 1:55 p.m., 240 - Boalt Hall
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Reading Two - Click here to download.

Aug. 30 - Ruth Chance Monday Lecture Series
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 105 - Boalt Hall
"Arizona's New Immigration Law: Is it Unconstitutional?"
Lecturer:  Thomas A. Saenz, President and General Counsel, Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund (MALDEF)

September 2010

Sept. 2 - "Challenges and Opportunities:  My Personal Journey"
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Shorb House - 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA  94720
Lecturer:  Rachel Moran, Dean-Designate, UCLA School of Law
Event Co-sponosor:  Center for Latino Policy Reserach at UC Berkeley

Sept. 7 - "Ways of Thinking About Human Rights Research" - 1st of a four-part series
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., 145-Boalt Hall
Lecturer:  Eric Stover, Faculty Director, Human Rights Center; and Adjuct Professor of Law and Public Health, UC Berkeley
Event Co-sponosor:  Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley

Sept. 9 - Social Justice Thursday
12:55 p.m. - 1:55 p.m., 240 - Boalt Hall
Social Justice in the Classroom with Professor Mary Louise Frampton and Executive Director Wilda L. White '83

Sept. 13 - Ruth Chance Monday Lecture Series
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 105 - Boalt Hall
"Do Fat People Have Rights?:  Fat as a Civil Rights Issue:
Lecturers:  Sondra Solovay '96, Author Tipping the Scales of Justice:  Fighting Weight Based Discrimination; and Marilyn Wann, Author, FAT!S0?:  Because You Don't Have to Apologize for Your Size!

October 2010

Oct. 4 - Ruth Chance Monday Lecture Series
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 105 - Boalt Hall
"Implicit Bias and the Law"
Lecturer:  Reginald T. Shuford, Director of Law and Policy, Equal Justice Society

Oct. 5 - "Unsaid or Unheard:  The Limits of Observation and Human Rights Statistics" - 2nd of a four-part series
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., 145-Boalt Hall
Lecturer:  Megan Price, Statistician, Benetech
Event Co-sponosor:  Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley

Oct. 14 - Hon. Mario G. Olmos Law & Cultural Diversity Memorial Lecture
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., 175 - Boalt Hall (Booth Auditorium)
Keynote Speaker:  Anthony “Van” Jones, Esq.; Founder, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, and Green For All
Respondents:  Cecil Corbin-Mark, Deputy Director and Director of Policy Initiatives, WE ACT for Environmental Justice; and
Meredith Minkler, Professor of Health and Social Behavior, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley.

Oct. 15 - Henderson Center Fall Symposium
"Empowered Partnerships:  Participatory Action Research for Environmental Justice”
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 297 - Simon Hall (Goldberg Room)

Oct. 18 - Ruth Chance Monday Lecture Series with Henderson Center's fall 2010 Practitioner-in-Residence
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 105 - Boalt Hall
"Illegal Racial Discrimination in Jury Selection:  A Continuing Legacy"
Lecturer:  Randy Susskind, Deputy Director, Equal Justice Initiative - Montgomery, Alabama
Click here to download the Equal Justice Initiative Report.

Oct. 18, 19 & 20 - Student Office Hours with Henderson Center's fall 2010 Practitioner-in-Residence Randy Susskind

Oct. 19 - Panel Discussion with Henderson Center's fall 2010 Practitioner-in-Residence
3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., 297 - Simon Hall (Goldberg Room)
"Fighting Race Discrimination in Jury Selection:  From Trial Courts to Appellate Courts"
Panelists:  Randy Susskind, Practitioner-in-Residence; Elisabeth Semel, Director, Death Penalty Clinic, UC Berkeley School of Law; Oscar Bobrow, Solano County Public Defender, Designate; Kwixuan Maloof, Managing Attorney, San Francisco Public Defender's Office; Amy Morton, Criminal Defense Attorney, Morton & Russo, Solano County.

Oct. 28 - Social Justice Thursday
12:55 p.m. - 1:55 p.m., 240 - Boalt Hall
"Slavery and Dred Scott v. Sanford" with Professor Michelle Wilde Anderson

Oct. 28 - Founders' Celebration & Hon. Thelton E. Henderson Social Justice Prize Award Ceremony
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Berkeley City Club

Oct. 29 - 31 - Mindful Lawyer:  Practices & Prospects for Law School, Bench, and Bar
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., UC Berkeley School of Law
Event Co-sponsor:  Center for Contemplative Mind in Society at UC Berkeley School

November 2010

Nov. 1 - Ruth Chance Monday Lecture Series
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 105 - Boalt Hall
"Addressing Biased-Related Youth Crime through Restorative Justice"
Lecturer:  Angela Chan, Asian Law Caucus, Staff Attorney, Juvenile Justice and Education Project

Nov. 2 - "Covering Human Rights Issues in the Congo - 100 Years ago and Today" - 3rd part of a four-part series
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., 145-Boalt Hall
Lecturer:  Adam Hochschild, Professor, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley
Event Co-sponosor:  Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley

Nov. 4 - Guest Lecture:  "Fire in the Heart:  How White Activists Embrace Racial Justice"
12:55 p.m. - 1:55 p.m., 240-Boalt Hall
Lecturer:  Mark Warren, Associate Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Event Co-sponsor:  Public Advocates Inc.

Nov. 4 - "Detention, Interrogation, Torture and the Legal Profession: What Lawyers Have Done.  What They Should Do Now."
3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., 175-Boalt Hall (Booth Auditorium)
Panelists:  Bill Roller, Chair, Committee for Ethics and Professional Standards, International Association of Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes (Symposium Moderator); Mark Danner, Professor of Journalism, UC Berkeley; James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities, Bard College; and author of Torture and Truth and Stripping Bare the Body: Politics Violence War; Jameel Jaffer, Deputy Legal Director, American Civil Liberties Union and Director, ACLU Center for Democracy; Robert H. Cole, Professor of Law Emeritus, UC Berkeley School of Law; and Jean Maria Arrigo, PhD, Social Psychologist; and member of the American Psychological Association 2005 task force on ethical guidelines for psychologists in interrogations.
Event Co-sponsors:  Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley, the Miller Institute for Global Changes,and the Berkeley Group Education Foundation

Nov. 15 - Ruth Chance Monday Lecture Series
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 105 - Boalt Hall
"From Gender Stereotyping to Gender Justice?:  The Impact of the First Transgender Trial Judge
Lecturer:  Honorable Victoria S. Kolakowski, Judge-Elect of the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda

Nov. 18 - Social Justice Thursday
12:55 p.m. - 1:55 p.m., 240 - Boalt Hall
"Making Sense of Your 1L First Semester" - A Facilitated Discussion with former Boalt Hall Dean of Students, Viki Ortiz

Nov. 23 - Keta Taylor Colby Death Penalty Project:  Summer Internship Info Session
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., 115-Boalt Hall
Event Co-sponsors:  The Career Development Office, Death Penalty Clinic, and the Berkeley Center for Criminal Justice

Nov. 30 - Restorative Justice Inside and Out of Prison:  Talk with Insiders
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 110-Boalt Hall
Speakers:  Former inmates Demetrius Daniel and Leonard Rubio
Event Co-sponsor:  The Restorative Justice Committee at Berkeley Law

Nov. 2 - "International Human Rights Litigation in the United States" - 4rd part of a four-part series
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., 297-Simon Hall (Goldberg Room)
Lecturer:  Kathy Roberts '04, Staff Attorney, Center for Justice and Accountability
Event Co-sponosor:  Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley

January 2011

Jan. 20 - Social Justice Thursday
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 240 - Boalt Hall
"SOLIDARITY!:  Social Justice Coalition-Building at Berkeley Law" with Executive Director Wilda L. White '83

Jan. 24 - Ruth Chance Monday Lecture Series
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 105 - Boalt Hall
"Perspectives of a Community Lawyer Working in the Immigrant Rights Movement"
Lecturer:  Renee Saucedo '91, Director, San Francisco Day Laborer Program, La Raza Centro Legal

Jan. 27 - Guest Lecture - "Poverty, Privacy, Health and the Environment:  New Frontiers at the Federal Trade Commission"
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 100 - Boalt Hall
Lecturer:  David C. Vladeck, Director, Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection
Event Co-sponsors:  Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy, and Consumer Advocacy & Protection Society.

Jan. 31 - Social Justice Faculty and Student Luncheon
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., Homeroom - International House 

February 2011

Feb. 8 - Screening and Discussion - "Soul of Justice:  Thelton Henderson's American Journey"
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., 297-Simon Hall (Goldberg Room)
Speaker:  Hon. Thelton E. Henderson '62
Event Co-sponsor:  Law Students of African Descent (LSAD)

Feb. 10 - Social Justice Thursday
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 240 - Boalt Hall
"Discussion with Dennis Tominaga, Assistant Dean of Financial Aid, UC Berkeley School of Law" 

Feb. 14 - Ruth Chance Monday Lecture Series
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 105 - Boalt Hall
"Community Land Titling:  Statutory Recognition of Customary Land Rights"
Lecturer: Rachael Knight '05, Director, Community Land Titling Initiative, International Development Law Organization

Feb. 22 - Guest Lecture - "Is Death Penalty Repeal Achievable This Decade?"
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 110-Boalt Hall
Lecturer:  Ken Rose, Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Death Penalty Litigation
Event Co-sponsors:  Death Penalty Clinic and Law Students of African Descent (LSAD)

Feb. 24 - Social Justice Thursday
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 240 - Boalt Hall
"White Privilege:  Where You Have It and How You Can "Spend" It" (An on-going series) with Executive Director, Wilda L. White '83

Feb. 28 -  Research Event - "Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline:  The Role of Restorative Justice"
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., James Irvine Foundation Conference Center at the East Bay Community Foundation
Panelists:  Introduction by Jean Quan, Mayor City of Oakland; Nancy Nadel, Councilmember District 3, Oakand City Council; Tony Smith, Superintendent of Schools, Oakland Unified School District; Rita Alfred, Restorative Justice Consultant, Oakland Unified School District and former Restorative Justice Coordinator at Cole Middle School; Fania Davis, Executive Director, Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY); Michael Sumner, Research Manager, Henderson Center; Carol Silverman, Senior Research Associate, Henderson Center; Mary Louise Frampton, Faculty Director, Henderson Center.

March 2011

Mar. 3 - Guest Lecture - "Political Organizing for Immigrants' Rights:  Attorneys as Allies in Grassroots Movements" 
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 297-Simon Hall (Goldberg Room)
Panelists:  Karen Tumlin, National Immigration Law Center; Gisella Ramirez, Border Action Networl; Renee Saucedo, La Raza Centro Legal; Luis Perez, UCLA Law Immigration Rights Activist; and Lizbeth Mateo, Dream Team LA.

Mar. 3 - Screening and Discussion - "Cruz Reynoso:  Sowing the Seeds of Justice"
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., 105-Boalt Hall
Speaker:  Hon. Cruz Reynoso '58, First Latino Supreme Court Justice

Mar. 4 - Guest Lecture - "HIV, Race and The Obama Administration
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., 105-Boalt Hall
Panelists:  (Moderator) Russell Robinson, Professor at UCLA School of Law and Visiting Professor at U.C. Berkeley School of Law; Carlos Ulises Decena, Assistant Professor, Rutgers University, Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies/Women's and Gender Studies Department; Brook Kelly, HIV Human Rights Attorney, Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Disease (WORLD), National Positive Women's Network; Naina Khanna, Director of Policy and Community Organizing, Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Disease (WORLD), National Positive Women's Network; Dorothy Roberts, Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law; and Patrick Wilson, Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health.

Mar. 10 - Social Justice Thursday
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 240 - Boalt Hall
"White Privilege:  Where You Have It and How You Can "Spend" It" (An on-going series) with Executive Director, Wilda L. White '83

Mar. 10 - Robert D. & Leslie-Kay Raven Lecture on Access to Justice
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., 297 - Simon Hall (Goldberg Room)
"Between Good and Ghetto:  African American Girls and Inner-City Violence"
Lecturers:  Nikki Jones, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara; and respondent Meda Chesney-Lind, Professor, Women's Studies Program, University of Hawai'i at Manoa.

Mar. 11 - Henderson Center Sring Symposium
"African American Girls and Young Women and the Juvenile Justice System:  A Call To Action”
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 297 - Simon Hall (Goldberg Room)

Mar. 14 - Ruth Chance Monday Lecture Series with Henderson Center's spring 2011 Practitioner-in-Residence
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 105 - Boalt Hall
"Post-Racial America:  The View from Death Row"
Lecturer:  Christina Swarns, Director, Criminal Justice Project, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

Mar. 14, 15 & 16 - Student Office Hours with Henderson Center's spring 2011 Practitioner-in-Residence Christina Swarns

Mar. 15 - Panel Discussion with Henderson Center's spring 2011 Practitioner-in-Residence
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 10-Boalt Hall
"The Criminal Justice System and The Fallacy of a 'Post-Racial' America"
Panelists:  Christina Swarns, Spring 2011 Practitioner-in-Residence; Elisabeth Semel, Director, Death Penalty Clinic, UC Berkeley School of Law; Barry Krisberg, Research and Policy Director, Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy; and Natasha Minsker, Death Penalty Policy Director, ACLU of Northern California.

Mar. 17 - Social Justice Thursday
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 240 - Boalt Hall
"Is This a Crime?"
Panelists:  Osha Neumann, Attorney, East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC); Bob Offer-Westort, Organizer, SF Coalition on Homlessness; Pattie Wall, Executive Director, Homeless Action Center; (Moderator) Tirien Steinbach, Executive Director, East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC).
Event Co-sponsor:  National Lawyers Guild and the East Bay Community Law Center.

Mar. 28 - Ruth Chance Monday Lecture Series
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 105 - Boalt Hall
"Opposition to "American-Style" Diversity in France:  How the French Business Community Responds"
Lecturer:  Jean-Claude Beaujour, Partner, Cabinet Hobson

Mar. 30 - "Not for Sale:  Confronting Human Trafficking - A Personal and Legal Prespective"
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 140 - Boalt Hall
Lecturers:  Minh Dang, Trafficking survivor and 2006 UC Berkeley graduate from San Jose; and Cindy Liou, Attorney, Asian Anti-Trafficking Collaborative of APILO (Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach).
Event Co-sponsor:  Women of Color Collective at Berkeley Law

Mar. 31 - "Not for Sale:  Confronting Human Trafficking - A Community Roundtable"
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 170 - Boalt Hall
Event Co-sponsor:  Women of Color Collective at Berkeley Law

April 2011

Apr.  4 - Ruth Chance Monday Lecture Series
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 140 - Boalt Hall
"And Access for All:  How Disability Advocacy and Transgender Advocacy are Remodeling Civil Rights"
Lecturers:  Claudia Center '92, Senior Staff Attorney and Director of the Disability Rights Program, Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center; and Melanie Rowen, Staff Attorney, National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) 

Apr. 7 - Social Justice Thursday
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 240 - Boalt Hall
"White Privilege:  Where You Have It and How You Can "Spend" It" (An on-going series) with Executive Director, Wilda L. White '83

Apr. 14 - Social Justice Thursday
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 240 - Boalt Hall
"White Privilege:  Where You Have It and How You Can "Spend" It" (An on-going series) with Executive Director, Wilda L. White '83

Apr.  18 - Ruth Chance Monday Lecture Series
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 140 - Boalt Hall
"From Union and Community Organizer to Attorney Activist:  Advocating for Immigrant Workers and Women of Color in the Hotel, Garment and Other Sweatshop Industries"
Lecturer:  Lora Jo Foo, Legal Director, Worksafe, Inc.

Apr. 20 - Henderson Center's spring 2011 Scholar-in-Residence
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.,  297 - Simon Hall (Goldberg Room)
"The Voting Rights Act in Winter:  The Death of the Superstatute"
Lecturer:  Guy-Uriel Charles, Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law

Apr. 20 - Reception Honoring the Public Interest Accomplishments of the Class of 2011
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.,  297 - Simon Hall (Goldberg Room)
Event Co-sponsors:  Career Development Office, and the Student-Initiated Legal Services (SLPS) Project

Apr. 21 - Presentation of the 2011 Francine Diaz Memorial Award
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.,  215B-Boalt Hall (Dean's Seminar Room)
Event Co-sponsors:  Career Development Office, and the Student-Initiated Legal Services (SLPS) Project


2009-2010 Academic Year

August 2009

Aug. 16 - Henderson Center's Annual Social Justice Welcome BBQ
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Steinhart Courtyard

Aug. 21 - Social Justice Faculty and Student Luncheon
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., Hillel Events Center, 2736 Bancroft Way (Across the street from Boalt Hall)

Aug. 24 - NOCIP Event - Guest Lecturer "What is the Teachable Moment?  Lessons Learned from the "Beer Summit" and the Arrest of Harvard Professor Gates"
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 122- Boalt
Lecturer:  John Burris '73,  The Law Offices of John L. Burris

Aug. 26 - NOCIP Event - Spuds & Slam
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., 121-Boalt
Spoken Word with Poetry for the People, A Radical Social Justice Project; and Emma Shaw Crane, Comunicadores Populares por la Autonomia
San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico; and Slam Artists, Meg Day, Kathy Jetnil, Dyanna Loeb, Milani Pelley, and Terry Taplin.

Aug. 27 - NOCIP Event - Tips for Thriving in Law School
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 122- Boalt
Speakers:  Professor Mary Louise Frampton and Executive Director Wilda L. White '83

Aug. 31 - Ruth Chance Monday Lecture Series
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 105- Boalt
"A Progressive Model of Economic and Environmental Justice Through City Redevelopment - A Case Study in Los Angeles"
Lecturer:  Cecilia Estolano, CEO, Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles (CRA/LA)
Event Co-sponsor: Students for Economic & Environmental Justice (SEEJ)

September 2009

Sept. 10 - Social Justice Thursday
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 122- Boalt
Criminal Law with Professor Melissa Murray

Sept. 14 - Ruth Chance Monday Lecture Series
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 105- Boalt
"Ashcroft v. Iqbal OR Civil Procedure v. Civil Rights"
Lecturer:  Stephen Pershing, Director, UCDC Law Program, University of California Washington Center

October 2009

Oct. 1 - Social Justice Thursday
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 122- Boalt
Education Policy with Constitutional Law Scholar, Professor Goodwin Liu

Oct. 5 - Ruth Chance Monday Lecture Series with Henderson Center's fall 2009 Practitioner-in-Residence
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 105- Boalt
"Policing Sex:  Prostitution Policy in the U.S."
Lecturer:  Andrea Ritchie, Director, Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center in New York City; and Henderson Center's Fall 2009 Practitioner-in-Residence
Event Co-Sponsor: Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice

Oct. 5, 6 & 7 - Student Office Hours with the Henderson Center's fall 2009 Practitioner-in-Residence - Andrea Ritchie

Oct. 7 - Fall 2009 Practitioner-in-Residence Panel Discussion
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., 297-Simon Hall (Goldberg Room)
"Racial Profiling and Police Brutality: What’s Gender Got to Do With It?"
Lecturer:  Andrea Ritchie, Director, Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center in New York City

Oct. 15 - Social Justice Thursday 
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 122- Boalt
Civil Procedure with Professor David Oppenheimer

Oct. 19 - Ruth Chance Monday Lecture Series
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 105- Boalt
"Medical Exploitation:  Prisoners as Guinea Pigs"
Lecturer: Osagie Obasogie, Associate Professor of Law, UC Hastings School of Law

Oct. 29 - Social Justice Thursday
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 122- Boalt
Torts with Professor Steve Sugarman

November 2009

Nov. 2 - Ruth Chance Monday Lecture Series
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 105- Boalt
"From the Ground Up: Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) v. City of Richmond/Chevron - A Case Study in Grassroots Organizing and Legal Advocacy "
Lecturers: Adrienne Bloch, Senior Staff Attorney, Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) & Nile Malloy, Northern California Program Director, Communities for a Better Environment (CBE)
Event Co-sponsor: Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE), Students for Economic & Environmental Justice (SEEJ)

Nov. 5 - Henderson Center's 10th Anniversary Celebration - Trailblazer for Justice Gala, honoring Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., San Francisco City Hall

Nov. 12 - Henderson Center's fall 2009 Symposium ll Symposium ReProducing Justice - Day One
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., 297-Simon Hall (Goldberg Room)
"ReProducing Justice"

Nov. 13 - Henderson Center's fall 2009 Symposium ll Symposium ReProducing Justice - Day Two
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 297-Simon Hall (Goldberg Room)
"ReProducing Justice"

Nov. 16 - Ruth Chance Monday Lecture Series
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 105- Boalt
Lecturer:  Christopher Ho, The Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center
Event Co-sponsor: Asian American Law Journal, National Lawyers Guild - Boalt Chapter

December 2009

Dec. 3 - Henderson Center's fall 2009 Scholar-in-Residence
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 215B-Boalt Hall (Dean's Seminar Room)
"What Exactly is “Discrimination on the Basis of Race”?"
Lecturer:  Devon W. Carbado, Vice Dean and Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law

January 2010

Jan. 14 - Social Justice Thursday
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 10-Boalt
Introduction Session to Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression Series with Executive Director, Wilda L. White '83

Jan. 21 - Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression Series
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., YWCA - Berkeley, 2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA
1st Meeting in 6 part Series

Jan. 25 - Ruth Chance Monday Lecture Series
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 105- Boalt
“Power is Not a Four Letter Word”
Lecturer: Holly J. Fujie, President of the President of the State Bar of California
Event Co-sponsors: Asian American Law Journal, Boalt Hall Women’s Association, and the Women of Color Collective
 
Jan. 25 - A Social Justice Alumni Event, "Race & the Law in the Obama Era,"
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP, San Francisco, CA

Jan. 26 - Guest Lecture - “Dissent and Diversity on the Bench”
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.. Center for the Study of Law & Society
Lecturer:  Hon. Carlos R. Moreno, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court
Event Co-sponsors:  Berkeley La Raza Law Journal, the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity, and the Center for the Study of Law & Society .

Jan. 28 - Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression Series
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., YWCA - Berkeley, 2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA
2nd Meeting in 6 part Series

February 2010

Feb. 4 - Social Justice Thursday
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 297-Simon Hall (Goldberg Room)
"Ricci v. City of New Haven:  Implications for the Future of Employment Testing"
Lecturer: Sheldon Zedeck, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Vice Provost, Academic Affairs & Faculty Welfare, University of California, Berkeley.
Event Co-sponsors: The Center for the Study of Law & Society, and the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity & Diversity

Feb. 4 - Film Screening and Discussion
5:00 p.m. 297-Simon Hall (Goldberg Room)
“Soul of Justice: Thelton Henderson’s American Journey”
Speakers:  Hon. Thelton E. Henderson '62 and filmmaker Abby Ginzberg
 
Feb. 8 - Ruth Chance Monday Lecture Series
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 100- Boalt
“How I Won Over U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in a Race Discrimination Case”
Lecturer: Pamela Y. Price, Price and Associates
Event Co-sponsors:  Berkeley African American Journal of Law & Policy, Law Students of African Descent, and the Women of Color Collective
 
Feb. 11 - Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression Series
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 297-Simon Hall (Goldberg Room)
3rd Meeting in 6 part Series

Feb. 18 - Social Justice Thursday
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 10-Boalt
"Environmental Justice in a Globalized Economy: Is There a Role for Lawyers?”
Speakers: Martha Ojeda, Executive Director of Coalition for Justice; and Maria Magdalena Cerda, Chilpancingo Collective for Environmental Justice
Event Co-sponsors: Students for Economic & Environmental Justice (SEEJ) and Boalt Hall Environmental Law Society (ELS)
 
Feb. 22 - EVENT POSTPONED - Ruth Chance Monday Lecture Series
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 100- Boalt
“Universal Reasonable Accommodation: A Model for Use Beyond the Disability Rights Movement”
Lecturer: Claudia Center, Disability Rights Program at the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center

Feb. 25 - Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression Series
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 297-Simon Hall (Goldberg Room)
4rd Meeting in 6 part Series

March 2010

Mar. 4 - Film And Discussion
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Milton Marks Auditorium, State Building 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA
“Cruz Reynoso: Sowing The Seeds Of Justice”
Introduction by Hon. Carlos Moreno, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court. Post-film discussion: with Hon. Cruz Reynoso and filmmaker Abby Ginzberg.

Mar. 11 - Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression Series
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 297-Simon Hall (Goldberg Room)
5th Meeting in 6 part Series

Mar. 15 - Ruth Chance Monday Lecture Series
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 105- Boalt
“Domestic Violence as a Human Rights Violation:  Lessons from Jessica Gonzales v. United States
Lecturers: Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, Lead Counsel in Jessica Gonzales v. United States; and Jessica Lenahan Gonzales, Litigant in Jessica Gonzales v. United States

Mar. 15, 16 & 17 - Student Office Hours with Henderson Center's spring 2010 Practitioner-in-Residence Caroline Bettinger-Lopez

Mar. 16 - Real-Time Strategic Planning Roundtable with Caroline Bettinger-Lopez
3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., 297-Simon Hall (Goldberg Room)
“Brainstorming Human Rights Strategies for Domestic Violence Advocacy”

Mar. 17 - Guest Lecture "Danger to Self:  On the Front Line with an ER Psychiatrist"
4:45 p.m., 297-Simon Hall (Goldberg Room)
Lecturer:  Paul R. Linde, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF Medical School
Presented by the Re-Inventing California's Involuntary Commitment Law:  Legislative Drafting Workshop
Event Co-sponsors:  Boalt Disability Law Society, Boalt Healthcare and Biotech Law Society, and the Center for the Study of Law and Society.

Mar. 18 - Social Justice Thursday
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 10-Boalt
“Brilliant Disguise: An Empirical Analysis of a Social Experiment Banning Affirmative Action”
Lecturer: Deirdre Bowen, Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills, Seattle University School of Law

Mar. 18 - 2010 Neil Gotanda Lecture in Asian American Jurisprudence and Henderson Center spring 2010 Scholar-in-Residence
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., 110-Boalt
"Resisting Guantánamo: Rights at the Brink of Dehumanization"
Lecturer: Muneer I. Ahmad, Clinical Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Event Co-sponsors: Asian American Law Journal

Mar. 19 - Faculty Talk with Henderson Center Scholar-in-Residence
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.,  297-Simon Hall (Goldberg Room)
“Lawyering Citizenship”
Lecturer:  Muneer I. Ahmad, Clinical Professor of Law, Yale Law School

April 2010

Apr. 1 - Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression Series
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., Women's Faculty Club
Final Meeting in 6 part Series

Apr. 1 - "Advising Noncitizen Defendants on the Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions"
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 297-Simon Hall (Goldberg Room)
Event Co-sponsors: Berkeley La Raza Law Journal; Asian American Law Journal; Berkeley Journal of African American Law & Policy; Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice; and  Queer Caucus.

Apr. 5 - Film Screening and Discussion with Carol Leigh
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Goldberg Room (297 Simon Hall)
“Collateral Damage:  Sex Workers and The Anti-trafficking Campaigns”
Lecturer:  Carol Leigh, filmmaker and Director, BAYSWAN, the Bay Area Sex Worker Advocacy Network
Event Co-Sponsors: Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice; Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law; Asian American Law Journal; Berkeley La Raza Law Journal, and the Women of Color Collective.
 
Apr. 7 - 2010 Presentation of the Francine Diaz Memorial Award Ceremony
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m, 297-Simon Hall (Goldberg Room)

Apr. 12 - Ruth Chance Monday Lecture Series
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 105- Boalt
“The Politics and Policy of Parole in California: Views of Two ‘Lifers’ and an Attorney”
Lecturer: Johanna D. Hoffmann, Attorney at Law and client Demetrius Daniel, along with Leonard Rubio
 
Apr. 14 - Celebration Honoring the Public Interest Accomplishments of the Class of 2010
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Goldberg Room (297 Simon Hall)

Apr. 15 - Robert D. & Leslie-Kay Raven Lecture on Access to Justice
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., 297-Simon Hall (Goldberg Room)
“Uses of Difference in the Establishment of Better/Worse: Report of a Martian Anthropologist and Jurisprudence”
Lecturer: Hon. Sheila J. Kuehl, former California State Senator, 23rd District (2000-2008); and former California Assembly Member, 41st District (1994-2000)

Apr. 16 - "Celebrating 30 Years on the Bench - The Honorable Thelton E Henderson" - A Symposium
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Goldberg Room (297 Simon Hall)

Apr. 22 - Social Justice Thursday
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., 10-Boalt
“Berkeley Law’s Campus Rights Project: Insuring Due Process for UC Berkeley Student Protesters”
Speakers:  Carmen Comsti ‘13, Thomas Frampton ‘13, Nathan Shaffer ‘12 & Daniela Urban ‘13

Apr. 26 - Guest Lecture - "We have a black President, So...:  The Sweet (but deadly (Enchantment of Colorblindness in Obamerica"
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Multicultural Center, MLK Jr. Student Union
Lecturer:  Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Professor of Sociology, Duke University
Event Co-Sponors: Berkeley Diversity Research Initiative, The Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute for Race, Ethnicity and Diversity, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice, Center for Latino Policy Research, Center for Race and Gender, Ethnic Studies 5th Account, Ethnic Studies Department, Sociology Department, Graduate Assembly, Cross Cultural Student Development Office, Graduate Minority Student Project Lecturer of Color Series, Multicultural Center, New Metropolis Initiative Graduate Student Committee, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education Social and Cultural Studies Program.

Apr. 29 - 30, “Families on the Fault Lines:  Re-imaging Race, Kinship & Care”
UC Berkeley Center for Race & Gender Conference
All Day, 370 Dwinelle Hall
Event Co-Sponsors:  Gender &Women's Studies Department, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Berkeley Diversity Research Initiative, Gender Equity Resource Center, Center for the Study of Law &Society, Interdisciplinary Family Studies Working Group, Berkeley Undergraduate Sociology Association, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Beatrice Bain Research Group, Ethnic Studies Department, Department of Theater, Dance, &Performance Studies, Department of Sociology, & the Student Opportunity Fund.