October 29, 2020
11:45 am - 12:45 pm, Pacific Time
ACS Los Angeles: Racial Justice and the Law Part III- Education Justice
Join the ACS Los Angeles, Chicago, DC, and Minneapolis- St. Paul Lawyer Chapters for the third panel of their series on uplifting the research, scholarship, and work of BIPOC attorneys and advocates, across the US with expertise in various areas of the law.
Education should be the most empowering force in the world by instilling knowledge, building confidence, and breaking down barriers to opportunity. For children, education is often the key to open the door to a better life for themselves and their families. However, school systems have been complicit in perpetuating systemic racism through the criminalization and marginalization of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, immigrant and other children of color through policies and practices ranging from discriminatory discipline; inequitable school funding; English-only initiatives; euro-centric curriculum; tracking; and investing in law enforcement over the arts, health services, and social-emotional supports, among others.
This panel discussion will address systemic racism within the context of our education system, as well as tools and approaches that seek to dismantle it.
Andrew Reginald Hairston, Education Justice Project Director, Texas Appleseed; At-Large Member, Austin ACS Lawyer Chapter Board of Directors
Krithika Santhanam, Staff Attorney, Advancement Project
Amir Whitaker, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Southern California
Jody Armour, Roy P. Crocker Professor of Law, University of Southern California Gould School of Law; author of Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism and N*gga Theory: Race, Language, Unequal Justice, and the Law
This event has been approved for 1 hour of MCLE credit.
For CLE documentation click here.