March 5, 2021

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Pacific Time

ACS Los Angeles: Racial Justice and the Law Part V: Homelessness

Join the ACS Los Angeles, Austin, Bay Area, Chicago, Orange County, San Diego, and the Washington, D.C. Lawyer Chapters, the Pepperdine Caruso School of Law ACS Student Chapter, the Fair Housing Collective, the Mexican American Bar Association, and the Loyola Law School and the USC Gould School of Law ACS Student Chapters for the fifth event in our Racial Justice and the Law series.


This series seeks to uplift the research, scholarship, and work of BIPOC attorneys from across the US with expertise in various areas of the law including civil rights, criminal justice, housing, education, the environment, and other areas. Each conversation will highlight systemic racism in that area of the law, policies/changes to the law that seek to dismantle it, and the advocacy tools that are necessary to achieve those policy changes - voting, legislation, litigation, organizing, etc.


In a recent report conducted by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, Black people represented only 9% of the general population in Los Angeles County, yet comprised 40% of the population experiencing homelessness. Part V of the Racial Justice and the Law series will explore homelessness as a by-product of institutional and systemic racism that exists in public education, the criminal legal system, housing, employment, health care, and access to opportunity. This discussion will focus on how systemic racism comes into play and how homelessness advocates can consciously confront and address systemic racism and its outcomes.



Chancela Al-Mansour, Executive Director, Housing Rights Center

Hon. Kevin De León, Los Angeles City Councilmember (District 14)


Moderated by:

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: Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity in the Substantive Criminal Law.

1.0 hour of California MCLE credit has been approved for this event.

Please find CLE documentation here. The evaluation formrecord of attendance, and certificate of attendance can be found here.