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[Henderson Center] Ruth Chance Lecture Series – “Addressing Property Injustices for Disadvantaged Communities: By All Necessary Means”

Thursday, March 7, 2019 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm

“Addressing Property Injustices for Disadvantaged Communities: By All Necessary Means”

w/Henderson Center’s Spring 2019 Scholar-in-Residence
Thomas W. Mitchell, Professor of Law and Co-director, Program in Real Estate and Community Development Law, Texas A & M University School of Law

Throughout United States history, many disadvantaged communities (which have been disproportionately communities of color) have struggled to secure and maintain valuable real property rights, including their ownership of real property. This talk addresses some of the devastating property losses some of these communities have suffered due to application of various property laws, losses that often were the product of racial or ethnic discrimination. In addition to this history, the talk will address some recent legal reform and policy strategies designed to address a small subset of these injustices, including some legal strategies that have been significantly  underutilized by civil rights and public interest organizations.

RSVP for lunch:  https://goo.gl/dKNNSs 


SPRING 2019
SOCIAL JUSTICE THURSDAYS: RUTH CHANCE LECTURE SERIES 

WED. 2/27
“The Kavanaugh Nomination in the Era of #MeToo Movement”
w/Debra Katz, Katz, Marshall & Banks LLP

THURS. 3/7
“Addressing Property Injustices for Disadvantaged Communities: By All Necessary Means”
w/Thomas Mitchell, Professor of Law and Co-director, Program in Real Estate and Community Development Law
Texas A & M University School of Law

THURS. 3/14
“Unequal Profession: Race and Gender in Legal Academia”
w/Meera Deo, Professor of Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

THURS. 4/11
w/Sahar Aziz, Professor of Law and Chancellor’s Social Justice Scholar, Rutgers Law School


Ruth Chance was the only woman in her Boalt Hall class of 1931. That, alone, is an accomplishment. But Chance went on to do much more. A social commentator, historian, sociologist, and social justice crusader, Chance worked tirelessly on behalf of children and youth against poverty, racism, and class discrimination.

This beloved lecture series honors Chance by inviting social justice practitioners to Berkeley Law to discuss current issues and cases with students. At these gatherings, we break bread and brainstorm about community law practice, private practice in the public interest, access to health care, the digital divide, international human rights, criminal justice, reproductive justice, children’s advocacy, social entrepreneurism, and so much more.

Details

Date:
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Time:
12:50 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice
Email:
henderson.center@law.berkeley.edu
Website:
https://www.law.berkeley.edu/research/thelton-e-henderson-center-for-social-justice/

Venue

134 Boalt Hall

Events are wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, contact the organizer of the event. Advance notice is kindly requested.

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