Events

Hollywood Roundtable
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.
Click this link to register: https://bit.ly/3jYnoh2

Presented by the Center on Race, Sexuality & Culture.


Moderator

Russell Robinson
Walter Perry Johnson Professor of Law
Faculty Director, Center on Race, Sexuality & Culture

Speakers

Maisha Closson
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

Henry Robles
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

What is Critical Race Theory and why is it the sudden target of fierce right-wing attacks? 

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.

*If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this event, please contact Ariana Ceja at centerrg@berkeley.edu with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.


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.


Perceptual and Emotional Segregation: The Peril and Promise of Talking Across Identity Lines in 2020

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM PST / 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST
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We invite you to submit anonymous stories in which you or someone you know attempted to reach across an identity-related divide (e.g.,
race, gender, sexual orientation, disability) and were frustrated by the outcome. We are also interested in the emotions you experienced and
your perceptions of the other person’s emotional state or reaction. We are thinking about the different perceptual biases and emotional needs of the people in conversation: both those from marginalized identities (who may feel, for example, pressure to manage the emotions of people who hold privileged identities) and those who hold privileged identities (who may struggle to find words at all or to grapple with a sense of making mistakes and causing unintended injuries).

A full description of the event is available here. https://www.law.berkeley.edu/event/perceptual-and-emotional-segregation-the-peril-and-promise-of-talking-across-identity-lines-in-2020/

Your stories are invited, anonymously, at this [link].  Stories are invited from students, faculty, staff, and other members of the public.  By submitting a story here, you are sharing it with the understanding that we may or may not bring this story into the discussion, anonymously, at this or future events, or in future writing.

Video:  

If you cannot attend it live on 11/17, please click here for a recorded video

http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/iw4aw


Critical Race Theory and the 2020 Election

Friday, October 30, 2020
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM PST
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This roundtable discussion will consider how the racial uprising in the aftermath of the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, on-going police violence and social unrest, a possible shift in race-consciousness among White voters, the selection of Kamala Harris as the Democratic vice-presidential candidate and the battle to replace Justice Ginsburg may impact the election and our democracy more broadly.  In addition, the panelists will engage President Trump’s attempt to “cancel” Critical Race Theory and anti-racism initiatives.

Video:

If you cannot attend it live on 10/30, please click here for a recorded video.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1yONMYjhPY&feature=youtu.be

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Me Too, One Year Later
 

Friday, January 18, 2019
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Booth Auditorium 175, Berkeley Law 

This conference will spotlight how harassment and discrimination impact people with a range of different identities, including people of color and LGBTQ people, and examine the extent to which the #MeToo movement has brought lasting change.

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Special Lecture by Professors Devon Carbado and Priscilla Ocen on Police Violence and Black Women

Friday, April 6, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
140 Moot Court Room, Berkeley Law
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Please join our special make up class on Friday, April 6th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at 140 Moot Court Room.

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