February 25, 2021
7:15 pm - 8:15 pm, Central Time
ACS Austin: The Soul of America: Panel Discussion
Please join the ACS Austin, At-Large, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, Michigan, New York, Oregon, Sacramento, San Diego, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. Lawyer Chapters, StopRepeatingHistory.org, the Austin Bar Association, the Houston Bar Association (Supporter), and the Asian American Bar Association of Houston for a two-part event on The Soul of America.
The program will be centered around the HBO documentary (The Soul of America) of Jon Meacham's book The Soul of America- The Battle for Our Better Angels and the events of January 6 at the nation's Capitol. The book and documentary are Meacham’s analysis of the country’s recent legal and political crises in light of many previous instances of division (including women’s suffrage, Ku Klux Klan, Jim Crow, McCarthyism, Japanese American incarceration, among others). Registrants will receive information on how to screen the film and will be invited to join us for a panel discussion with respected legal scholars and practitioners to discuss the role that the law (and lawyers) played in past crises and division and how they can pave the way for “better angels” to prevail to build a more antiracist society and an America that lives up to its ideals.
With Remarks From:
Hon. Colin Allred, U.S. Representative, 32nd Congressional District of Texas
Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Dean and Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law
Nadine Strossen, John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law, Emerita, New York Law School; former President of the American Civil Liberties Union
Don Tamaki, Partner, Minami Tamaki LLP; former attorney to Fred Korematsu
Stephen Vladeck, Charles Alan Wright Chair In Federal Courts, University of Texas School of Law; Member, ACS Board of Academic Advisors
Heaven Chee, Associate, Yetter Coleman LLP
And special thanks to the Kunhardt Film Foundation.
1.0 hours of Texas CLE and 0.5 hours of Ethics Credit has been approved for this event.
This event has been approved for 1.0 hours of California MCLE credit.