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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 […]

“White Privilege” author to speak at UF Law

“White Privilege” author to speak at UF Law

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – When Wellesley College’s Peggy McIntosh first published the short essay, “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,” in 1988, she re-focused the concept of white privilege for many in the academic world. The career-defining essay offered a fresh angle of looking at race, power and privilege in America and though progress has been […]

Feb. 13, 2014 – Trayvon Martin, Race Rights and Justice Panel

UF Law Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom, HOL 180 6 – 8 p.m. Duke University Sociology Professor Eduardo Bonilla-Silva will present a keynote lecture centered around the Trayvon Martin case, followed by responses from a panel of experts including UF Law Professor and CSRRR Director Kathryn Russell-Brown and UF Anthropology and African-American Studies Professor Faye Harrison. […]

Feb. 5, 2014 – Trayvon Martin Town Hall Meeting

UF Law Chesterfield Smith Memorial Classroom, HOL 180 6 – 8 p.m. The Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations and the Center on Children and Families at UF Law will host a town hall meeting, “Looking Back, Moving Forward,” moderated by UF Law Professor Kenneth Nunn. The meeting will give students and […]

UF Law holds events to commemorate and discuss Trayvon Martin case

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – It’s been almost two years since the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The gunman, George Zimmerman, has been tried and acquitted, yet the case still leaves an indelible mark in the country’s consciousness – questions of race, culture and justice in America remain as pressing as ever. To mark the two-year […]

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.”

UF Law Race Center Welcomes Prominent Legal Theorist for Spring Lecture

GAINESVILLE, Fla – In 2009, African-American Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. was arrested by a white police officer while attempting to gain entry into his own home. The incident forced the nation to turn its attention to the case and consider issues of race and class in the United States. Harvard Law Professor Charles […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Race, Race Relations Recommendations Subject of National UF Law Conference

GAINESVILLE, Fla. * Select academicians and community activists from across the country will join with their peers from the University of Florida and the Levin College of Law to discuss perspectives and recommendations on race and race relations at a two-day conference here in March. Keynote speaker during the March 21-22 event will be Randall […]