October 7, 2020

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

From Prop 209 to Prop 16: Historical, Legal, and Activist Perspectives on Affirmative Action

The ACS Bay Area Lawyer Chapter is pleased to co-sponsor a webinar hosted by the Center for Racial and Economic Justice at UC Hastings Law, Critical Race Studies at UCLA School of Law, and Repair. 

Since the passage of Proposition 209, race- and gender-based affirmative action policies have been prohibited in California. Proposition 16, on the November 2020 ballot, would restore the viability of affirmative action statewide. Join us for this panel discussing the legacies of Proposition 209 and the Proposition 16 campaign.


Dr. César A. Cruz, author of Revenge of the Illegal Alien, and Norte/Sur: Bang for Freedom; Co-Founder, Homies Empowerment Program in Oakland, CA; Participant in the 1995 student hunger strike against Proposition 209

Cheryl I. Harris, Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Professor in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, UCLA School of Law

Jerry Kang, Distinguished Professor of Law and Asian American Studies, and Founding Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, UCLA School of Law

Eva Paterson, President and Founder of Equal Justice Society; Chairperson, Yes on 16 Campaign; Member, ACS Bay Area Lawyer Chapter Board of Advisors

Thomas A. Saenz, President and General Counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund; Chairperson, Yes on 16 Campaign 

Moderated by:

Vinay Harpalani, Associate Professor of Law, The University of New Mexico School of Law

Click here to register for this event. 

In addition to the American Constitution Society, the webinar is sponsored by Asian American Bar Association of Northern California; California Lawyers Association; Charles Houston Bar Association; Chinese for Affirmative Action; Center on Law, Equality and Race at UC-Irvine; Center for Racial and Economic Justice at UC Hastings Law; Critical Race Studies at UCLA School of Law; Dolan Law Firm; Equal Justice Society; Filipino Bar Association of Northern California; Mexican-American Legal Defense & Educational Fund; Repair; and UC Berkeley’s Asian American Studies program.

For questions regarding disability access, please contact crs@law.uclu.edu.