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Racial Justice on Trial.

Start/End Monday, October 07, 2013 06:30 PM EDT -- 08:30 PM EDT
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The Summer of 2013 presented sharply distinct possibilities for civil rights broadly and for racial justice in particular. 

Satisfying court victories vindicated marriage equality and the right against racial profiling, but at the same time, the Supreme Court gutted the crown jewel of the civil rights movement—the voting rights act—and placed the future of affirmative action in jeopardy. This came at the  heels of a wrenching debate about the Zimmerman verdict, raising profound questions about the colorblindness and neutrality in matters pertaining to race and innocence.

For many, the summer is a sobering reminder of the limits of law, and for others a symbol  of its great promise.  Are these implications reconcilable? What are the prisms most helpful in understanding the future of civil rights and its implications for scholarship, lawyering, and activism?

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