Conference on the Reclaiming and Reframing the Dialogue on Race and Racism

Attention: Higher education and civil rights reporters

Contact: Susan Gluss, media relations director, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law 510.642.6936,

WHAT: “Reclaiming and Reframing the Dialogue on Race and Racism,” a two-day symposium on the social and legal assumptions about racial discrimination. The event is sponsored by the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and co-sponsored by The Equal Justice Society and the University of Hawaii.

Symposium speakers will discuss how social science research, litigation, and multigenerational coalitions can influence media coverage and policy reforms. Topics will include: dismantling the Intent Doctrine, civil rights in the Roberts Court era, how to speak the language of race, communication strategies, multi-generational coalition building, and advocacy for race-conscious remedies.

2—5:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1
9—6:00 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2

Booth Auditorium, UC Berkeley School of Law, Nov. 1
Goldberg Room, UC Berkeley School of Law, Nov. 2
(At the intersection of Piedmont Ave. and Bancroft Way)

WHO: Speakers will include:

    · Monique Harden, co-director, Advocates for Environmental Human Rights and legal counsel for displaced Gulf Coast residents
    · Lucas Guttentag, national director of the Immigrants’ Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
    · Jerry Kang, professor at UCLA School of Law and co-author of Race, Rights, and Reparation: The Law and the Japanese American Internment
    · Bill Kennedy, managing attorney of Legal Services of Northern California
    · John Trasviña, president and general counsel, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) President and General Counsel
    · Martin Reynolds, managing editor of the Oakland Tribune
    · Maria Blanco, executive director, Chief Justice Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity, UC Berkeley School of Law