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    The CSRRR is committed to de-stigmatizing race in America. With the objective of fostering communities of dialogue, the Center embraces historically and empirically based thinking, talking, teaching, and writing on race.

    Fellowships and Grants

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    Yegelwel Fellowship

    Summer 2016 Fellowship Award—$4,000 stipend

    The 2016 Evan Yegelwel Summer Fellowship award permits one UF Law student to participate in a paid Summer Fellowship Program at the Anti-Defamation League, Florida Regional Office in Boca Raton. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is the premier national civil rights organization that fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry in the U.S. and abroad, combats international terrorism, probes the roots of hatred, comes to the aid of victims of bigotry, develops educational programs, and serves as a public resource for government, media, law enforcement, all towards the goal of countering and reducing hatred.

    A generous gift from UF Law alumnus Evan Yegelwel, who graduated in 1980, has made this Fellowship possible. Mr. Yegelwel is a partner in the Jacksonville, Florida law firm of Terrell Hogan Ellis Yegelwel, P.A.

    Find more information about the Yegelwel Fellowship visit this page.

    Course Development Grants

    For UF Graduate Students and Faculty
    Up to two $2,500 grants will be awarded

    The Course Development Grant is intended to fund the development and teaching of a course substantially addressing issues of race and/or race relations.


    Projects & Events

    CSRRR Projects

    Photo of cover of Spring Lecture flyer

    Race Matters in the Legal Curriculum–September 9, 2015

    A conversation with Professors Kenneth Nunn and Sharon Rush. Moderated by Professor Jonathan Cohen
    View the flyer.

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    Fall 2015 newsletter

    Check out our Fall 2015 newsletter to read about everything we have been up to.


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    Education, News & Data Sources

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    Organization Links

    American Bar Association’s Commission on Ethnic & Racial Diversity
    “We are a diverse group of committed lawyers that, through work and programs, are the catalyst for creating leadership and economic opportunities for racially and ethnically diverse lawyers within the ABA and the legal profession.”
    Anti-Defamation League
    The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Now the nation’s premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.
    Asian American Justice Center
    AAJC works to advance the legal and civil rights of Asian Pacific Americans through litigation, public education and public policy. A nationally recognized voice on behalf of Asian Pacific Americans, NAPALC focuses its expertise on anti-Asian violence prevention and education, voting rights, immigration, naturalization, affirmative action, language rights and the census.
    The Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture
    The Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture (ISPRC) was founded in 2000 at Boston College, under the direction of Dr. Janet E. Helms, to promote the assets and address the societal conflicts associated with race or culture in theory and research, mental health practice, education, business, and society at large.
    Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund
    MALDEF’s mission is to foster sound public policies, laws and programs to safeguard the civil rights of the 40 million Latinos living in the United States and to empower the Latino community to fully participate in our society.
    Minnesota Legal Diversity
    Minnesota Legal Diversity was created to showcase a vibrant Minnesota community of diverse practitioners and law students across the spectrum of practice areas. It is the result of an innovative collaboration of the Minnesota Minority Bar Summit.
    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
    The NAACP works at the national, regional, and local level to secure civil rights through advocacy for supportive legislation and by the implementation of our strategic Initiatives. The NAACP also stands poised to defend civil rights wherever and whenever they are threatened.
    National Legal Aid and Defender Association
    NLADA serves the equal justice community in two major ways: providing first-rate products and services and as a leading national voice in public policy and legislative debates on the many issues affecting the equal justice community. Also serves as a resource for those seeking more information on equal justice in the United States.
    National Urban League
    The Urban League is the nation’s oldest and largest community-based movement empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream.
    People for the American Way – Civil & Voting Rights
    PFAW is committed to the preservation of civil rights. It closely monitors civil rights and election reform legislation in the states and on Capitol Hill.
    Southern Poverty Law Center
    The Southern Poverty Law Center was founded in 1971 as a small civil rights law firm. Today, the Center is internationally known for its tolerance education programs, its legal victories against white supremacists and its tracking of hate groups.

    Research Links

    FindLaw Legal Subjects: Civil Rights, Race, and Ethnicity
    This page has a list of links to websites that deal with issues relating to race and the law.
    Flex Your Rights
    Flex Your Rights provides information about what to do during police encounters to ensure that your Constitutional rights are protected. It also contains statistics on racial profiling.
    Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice
    The mission of the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University is to help renew the civil rights movement by bridging the worlds of ideas and action, and by becoming a preeminent source of intellectual capital and a forum for building consensus within that movement.
    National Criminal Justice Reference Service
    The NCJRS website has information about statistics, legislation, teaching resources, and publications relating to hate crimes in the United States.
    Northeastern University – Racial Profiling Data Collection
    This site is designed to be a central racial profiling clearinghouse for police agencies, legislators, community leaders, social scientists, legal researchers, and journalists to access information about current data collection efforts, legislation and model policies, police-community initiatives, and methodological tools that can be used to collect and analyze data.
    Ohio State University – Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
    The Kirwan Institute is an interdisciplinary research institute, and is dedicated to deepening understanding of racial and ethnic disparities and how to solve them.
    Professor C. Keith Wingate’s Race & the Law Links
    This website by UC-Hastings law professor C. Keith Wingate provides a comprehensive list of links dealing with race and the law. It also has pages devoted to links dealing with issues relating to African Americans, American Indians, Latina/o Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, and affirmative action.
    The Justice Project
    Profiles In Injustice catalogs data on racial profiling – the controversial use of race or ethnic appearance to predict criminal behavior. The site lists state & federal data on profiling as well as related legislation.
    Tolerance.org, a web project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, is an online destination for people interested in dismantling bigotry and creating communities that value diversity.
    UC Berkeley School of Law, Center for Social Justice
    The Center for Social Justice at the UC Berkeley School of Law is a research and teaching center dedicated to exploring effective ways for the law to fulfill our nation’s promise of equality for all people in our society.
    U.S. Department of State – Civil Rights in the United States
    This website is a resource for current events related to civil rights in the United States. It contains news updates, information about museums and historic places, and policy initiatives.
    UCLA – Critical Race Studies
    This is the website for the critical race studies concentration at UCLA’s law school. UCLA is the first American law school to offer an advanced critical race theory curriculum.
    University of Dayton – Race, Healthcare, and the Law
    Race, Health Care, and the Law is dedicated to improving the health status of persons who are discriminated against based on race and/or ethnicity.  This site is designed to provide information for legislators, policy makers, lawyers, health care professionals and consumers examine race, health and human rights.
    University of Dayton – Race, Racism, and the Law
    The Race, Racism and the Law website, developed by law professor Vernelia Randall, considers race, racism and racial distinctions in the law. It examines the role of domestic and international law and its effects on racism. The site includes statutes, cases, excerpts of law review articles, annotated bibliographies and other documents related to race and the law.
    University of Illinois – Center for African Studies
    The Center for African Studies at the University of Illinois is one of the leading African studies programs in the United States. The Center has an Africana library collection, a wide range of course offerings, instruction in six African languages, and an interdisciplinary Master of Arts degree program.
    University of Minnesota – Institute on Race and Poverty
    The Institute’s ultimate goal is to change policies and practices that affect the well-being of low-income communities of color. It. collaborates with many advocacy groups and community organizations, national, state and local government officials, as well as religious, philanthropic, and business leaders, and media representatives.
    University of Virginia – Center for the Study of Race and Law
    The Center provides opportunities to examine and exchange ideas related to race and law. It promotes courses, public lectures, scholarly workshops, symposia, and informal discussions. It also offers a concentration of courses on race and law.
    Vernellia R. Randall’s homepage
    An eclectic collection of poetry, music, essays and the musing of one African American woman on race, gender, health care, law, and legal education

    University-Sponsored Links

    South Africa Study Abroad
    This website describes UF’s South Africa Study Abroad program. The program focuses on South African and human rights law. The program allows students to study law amidst the historic legal, political and social changes occurring in South Africa.
    University of Florida – African American Studies Program
    This is the website for the University of Florida’s certificate program in African American Studies. The curriculum focuses on the historical and socio-cultural experience of the African American.
    University of Florida – Asian Studies Program
    This is the website for the University of Florida’s program in Asian Studies. It offers a major and minor and encourages student outreach.
    University of Florida – Office of Multicultural Affairs
    This office strives to provide a safe environment that supports and encourages acceptance and appreciation of various cultures and heritages that comprise the university community.

    University Organizations

    Harvard University – Project Implicit
    It is well known that people don’t always ‘speak their minds’, and it is suspected that people don’t always ‘know their minds’. This web site presents a method that demonstrates the conscious-unconscious divergences much more convincingly than has been possible with previous methods. This new method is called the Implicit Association Test, or IAT for short.
    University of Florida – African American Studies Program
    This is the website for the University of Florida’s certificate program in African American Studies. The curriculum focuses on the historical and socio-cultural experience of the African American.
    University of Florida – Multicultural and Diversity Affairs
    This is a list of links to the multicultural student organizations affiliated with the University of Florida.

    International Links

    Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust Library
    This Manchester University website was founded specifically to combat racist ideas about black people and contains leaflets, books and videos, based on the lives and experiences of black people the world over.
    Canadian Race Relations Foundation
    The Canadian Race Relations Foundation produces a variety of publications on racism and racial discrimination, including fact sheets, newsletters and research reports. See the Publications section to access the race relations bibliography database, as well as a list of contract and commissioned researches.
    Institute of Race Relations
    The IRR aims to provide professionals in the voluntary sector, activists, students and interested individuals with a rich and dynamic news and information resource on race and refugee issues in the UK and the rest of Europe.
    South African Institute of Race Relations
    The South African Institute of Race Relations stands for constitutional and economic liberalism by promoting respect for individual rights, the rule of just law, democratic governance, free enterprise, the creation of opportunities for the poor, and racial goodwill.

    Race Centers

    Duke University School of Law – Center on Law, Race and Politics
    The Duke Center on Law, Race and Politics (CLRP) is a multidisciplinary initiative created to support research, public engagement, teaching, and activities at the intersection of CLRP’s core focus, which is law and race; law and politics; and law, race, and politics.
    Georgetown University Law, Center on Poverty, Inequality and Public Policy
    The Georgetown Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy provides a forum in which researchers, policymakers, and others can explore and develop effective public policy responses to poverty and inequality in the United States.
    Harvard Law School, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice
    In 2005, Professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. established the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice (CHHIRJ) at Harvard Law School. The Institute honors and continues the work of one of the great civil rights lawyers of the twentieth century. Litigator, scholar and teacher, Charles Hamilton Houston dedicated his life to using the law as a tool to reverse the unjust consequences of racial discrimination. CHHIRJ is committed to marshalling the resources of Harvard and beyond to continue Houston’s unfinished work.
    Santa Clara Law, Center for Social Justice and Public Service
    The Center provides students with a legal education that instills a commitment to social justice, public interest, and public service. While not all attorneys specialize in this area, the opportunity to serve others is an important experience in your legal education. The Center builds a community for students, faculty, lawyers, and others who share a commitment to marginalized, subordinated, or underrepresented clients and causes.
    Seattle University School of Law, Fred Korematsu Center for Law and Equality
    Through The RHB Center and its official student publication, the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development, the Law School steadfastly pursues its commitment to exploring, investigating, and providing a forum for discussing pressing issues of racial, social and economic justice.
    St. John’s University School of Law, The Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic Development
    The Georgetown Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy provides a forum in which researchers, policymakers, and others can explore and develop effective public policy responses to poverty and inequality in the United States.
    University of California Berkeley, Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice
    The intellectual hub of the law school’s vibrant social justice community, the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice is a training and research center that prepares the next generation of lawyers to represent underserved communities and produces innovative and accessible scholarship on issues of race, sex and poverty.
    UCLA School of Law, Critical Race Studies Program
    The mission of the Critical Race Studies Program is to think new ideas, teach future scholars and leaders, and transform racial justice advocacy. Established in 2000, the CRS Program is anchored by world-class scholars who ask the most challenging and critical questions about race, law, and their interconnection. In less than one decade, the CRS program has emerged as the leading center for racial justice scholarship and practice in American academia.
    University of North Carolina School of Law, Center for Civil Rights
    Since its founding by Julius L. Chambers in 2001, the UNC Center for Civil Rights has strived to extend America’s promise of justice, prosperity and opportunity by elevating families and communities above the boundaries of race, class and place. Its mission is to use community-based impact advocacy and legal education and scholarship to advance strategies that secure social, economic and environmental justice for low wealth, minority families and neighborhoods.
    University of Virginia School of Law, Center for the Study of Race and Law
    Lawyers cannot fully understand the American legal landscape without studying the impact of race. The Law School founded the Center for the Study of Race and Law in 2003 to provide opportunities for students, scholars, practitioners and community members to examine and exchange ideas related to race and law through lectures, symposia and scholarship.

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