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Nov. 5, 2014 – Hate Crimes – Elements, Impact and Offenders

HOL 285C Noon The Center for the Study on Race and Race Relations is hosting Hate Crimes – Elements, Impact and Offenders on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at noon in HOL 285C. Presenter David Barkey serves as the Anti-Defamation League’s Southeastern Area Counsel. Barkey works with and regularly trains federal, state and local law enforcement on […]

CSRRR to analyze many facets of Trayvon Martin case at Spring Lecture

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – More than a year after the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, many legal, social and cultural questions raised by the case are still being discussed across the country. The Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations will analyze a number of these questions during the 10th annual CSRRR Spring […]

CSRRR Spring Lecture

Time: Noon Location: Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom, HOL 180, UF Law Speaker: Al Brophy of North Carolina Law Brophy writes at the intersections of race, history and property law. He is the author of “Reconstructing the Dreamland: The Tulsa Riot of 1921, Race, Reparations, Reconciliation.”

2011 CSRRR Spring Lecture: Are we in a post racial society?

Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree gives the UF Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations’ (CSRRR) 2011 Spring Lecture. His talk is titled, “Are We in A Post-Racial Society? Race in America Today.”

Legal scholar to visit UF Law, discuss new book on racial justice in the U.S.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Legal scholar and Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Professor Michelle Alexander will visit the University of Florida Levin College of Law to discuss her new book, “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” Wednesday, Sept. 22 at noon in UF Law’s Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom (Holland […]

Judge Stephan P. Mickle to be Honored March 28 by UF’s Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations to Celebrate His 10 Years on The Federal Bench

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—United States District Judge Stephan P. Mickle (JD 70) will be honored by the University of Florida’s Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations Friday, March 28, in an event celebrating his 10 years on the federal bench. There are no more seats available for the event, which will be held at […]

UF Law Students Compete in Griot Race, Law & Justice Oral Competition Feb. 23

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Ten teams of University of Florida law students will compete in the Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations’ Griot Race, Law & Justice Oral Competition Saturday, Feb. 23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom (180 Holland Hall) at the UF Levin College of Law. This event is free […]

UF Forum Explores “A Series of Unfortunate Events? A Look at Race”

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—A series of several high-profile incidents in recent months—from Mel Gibson’s anti-Semitic meltdown to more serious cases involving the fatal undercover police killings of groom-to-be Sean Bell and an 88-year-old grandmother, Kathryn Johnston—have again brought attention to the subject of racial issues and will serve as the launching point for discussion at a forum […]

Author Joyce Ann Brown to Discuss Experience of Being Sentenced to Life in Prison for a Murder She Did Not Commit

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Joyce Ann Brown, author of Justice Denied and president of Mothers (Fathers) for the Advancement of Social Systems Inc. (MASS), will present a lecture at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. Brown will talk about her experiences of being accused, convicted, and sentenced to […]

UF professor examines role of race, fame in public scandals

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — How did O.J. Simpson – hardly an activist on black issues before his arrest – become a hero to some in the black community after being charged with murder? Why were blacks willing to vote for former Washington, D.C., mayor Marion Barry after he was convicted of drug charges? And why is […]

National Forum to Observe 50th Anniversary of Supreme Court School Desegregation Case

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In 1954 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled public school segregation unconstitutional, and a national conference scheduled here March 25-26 by the University of Florida College of Law will focus on the impact and challenges of that landmark decision in observance of its 50th anniversary. Leading educators, government officials and legal practitioners will […]

New Book by UFLaw Professor Discusses How Race, Racism Impact Criminal Justice System

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A new book by University of Florida Levin College of Law Professor Katheryn Russell-Brown now in national distribution argues that “underground codes” used to discuss crime and race subtly connects Blackness with deviance, thus reinforcing stereotypes of crime and criminality. Underground Codes – Race, Crime and Related Fires by Russell-Brown, director of […]

Director Named for UF Law Center for Race & Race Relations

University of Maryland Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice Katheryn Russell-Brown has been named director of the Levin College of Law Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations (CSRRR). “We conducted a very thorough national search to find someone with Katheryn’s unique combination of scholarship and leadership,” said Dean Jon Mills. “She […]

Two International Human Rights Advocates Highlight UF Law School Race Relations Conference

GAINESVILLE, Fla — Internationally recognized human rights advocate and author Randall Robinson and former Jamaican cabinet minister Dudley Thompson will be featured here next week at the third annual conference on race and race relations sponsored by the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Thompson and Robinson will join with academicians and community activists […]