The Center on Race, Sexuality & Culture at Berkeley Law will examine contemporary questions of identity and discrimination through the lens of intersectionality. Intersectionality considers how race, gender, and sexual orientation (among other identities and systems) overlap to produce distinct experiences of vulnerability and resilience.
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“Gayface” at the Academy Awards: Queer Representation without Queer People
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Russell K. Robinson, Anna-Grace Nwosu, and Isabella Coelho
The Aftermath of Dobbs: Putting the Movement for Reproductive Justice in Conversation with the Fight for Trans Justice
Thursday, September 15, 2022
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM – Talk
5:15 PM – 6:00 PM – Breakouts
Zoom Webinar – https://bit.ly/915-AftermathOfDobbs
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What can the fight for reproductive justice learn from the struggle for trans justice? What are the costs of the failure of those movements to be in close conversation with one another? What should we make of claims in the New York Times and elsewhere that gender-neutral descriptions of reproductive rights “erase women”? Bridges and Strangio will address these questions and more.
Khiara M. Bridges (Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law) and Chase Strangio (Deputy Director for Transgender Justice, ACLU’s LGBT & HIV Project), in conversation with Russell Robinson (Walter Perry Johnson Professor of Law at Berkeley Law, and Faculty Director of the Center on Race, Sexuality & Culture) and Leti Volpp (Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor of Law in Access to Justice at Berkeley Law, and Director of the Center for Race & Gender).
Following the talk, we invite you to engage in conversation about ways to be more directly involved in the struggle for reproductive justice — Online via Zoom breakout rooms and in person at watch parties.
Hosted by the Center on Race, Sexuality & Culture at Berkeley Law, and the Center for Race & Gender. Co-sponsored by the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies and the Gender Equity Resource Center (GenEq).
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
10:00 AM – 12:40 PM PST
Experienced TV writers and producers will gather for a candid description of how race, gender, and sexuality inform TV production. They will also engage how the #MeToo movement and the racial uprising of 2020 have changed the TV landscape. The speakers have written for network, cable, and streaming shows including New Amsterdam, How to Get Away with Murder, Chicago P.D., Claws, Station 19, and The L Word: Generation Q.
The event is a Zoom meeting and will not record nor live-streamed. Must register to receive a link to join the Zoom Meeting.
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Presented by the Center on Race, Sexuality & Culture.
Walter Perry Johnson Professor of Law
Faculty Director, Center on Race, Sexuality & Culture
Executive Producer/Showrunner on Truth Be Told for Apple TV
Erika Green Swafford
Producer and Writer on The Mentalist, How to Get Away with Murder, Reverie, and on NBC’s New Amsterdam
Writer and Co-Executive Producer, “Station 19”
Canceling Critical Race Theory and the “Woke” Agenda: Mapping Racist Backlash Attacks
Thursday, October 7, 2021
12:50 PM – 2:20 PM
Zoom Webinar – Click here to register
Join us for a panel conversation with leading scholars who will investigate connections between the attack on Critical Race Theory and a reckoning with racist pasts and presents, the preoccupation with “cancel culture” and the “‘woke’ agenda,” backlash against #MeToo, and the transnational circulation of discourses on identity.
Scholars include Khiara M. Bridges (Professor of Law at Berkeley Law), Devon Carbado (Honorable Harry Pregerson Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law), Ian Haney Lopez (Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Public Law at Berkeley Law), and SA Smythe (Assistant Professor of African American Studies at UCLA), in conversation with Russell Robinson (Walter Perry Johnson Professor of Law at Berkeley Law, and Faculty Director of the Center on Race, Sexuality & Culture) and Leti Volpp (Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor of Law in Access to Justice at Berkeley Law, and Director of the Center for Race & Gender).
Event is a Zoom webinar and will not be recorded nor live streamed. Must register to receive a personalized link to join the Zoom webinar.
Presented by the Center for Race & Gender, and the Center on Race, Sexuality & Culture.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Racial and Economic Justice at UC Hastings Law.