September 20, 2021

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

Elevating and Engaging with Black Lives: Elected Officials

ACS hosted its first "Elevating and Engaging with Black Lives" program on June 30, focusing on the experiences of Black Lives on law school campuses, specifically, in response to the tragic killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. The recording is available here. The feedback was overwhelming positive. We hosted a Part II of the series on August 12 to continue the discussion on the need for a better aligned curriculum that takes seriously how the law engages with Black lives across the spectrum of discourses, as well as the need for more professors of color at America's law schools. The recording is available here. To continue to forge a different and better conversation about the role, place, and function of law in promoting equality and safeguarding constitutional rights, and to continue to center the experiences, perspectives, and stories of Black lives, ACS, alongside Professor Michele Goodwin, hosted Part III of this program: Elevating and Engaging Black Judges, in March 2021. The recording is available here. This final program, Part IV, will elevate the experiences of Black Elected Officials. We hope that this conversation inspires students and young lawyers to see themselves in elected office. 


Hon. Aaron D. Ford, Nevada Attorney General

Michele Goodwin, Chancellor's Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy, University of California, Irvine; Member, ACS National Board of Directors  

Hon. Leslie Herod, Colorado State Representative (HD-8)