September 21, 2018

9:00 am - 5:00 pm , Pacific Time

The Law and Politics of Commemoration: the Legacy of Serranus Hastings


This all-day conference on the campus of UC Hastings College of the Law will examine the legacy of the school’s namesake, Serranus Hastings, who is credibly alleged to have promoted genocidal acts against Native Californians in the nineteenth century. Leading scholars and activists will consider the Hastings legacy, and, in light of the experience of other institutions grappling with questions of commemoration, what should be done about it. We will be joined by Former UC Hastings Professors Shauna Marshall, Keith Wingate and George Bisharat.