Last Tuesday, we were gifted with time and space to be in conversation with Dr. Imani Perry (JD/PhD). Dr. Perry, beyond being one of the leading voices and scholars of our time–particularly regarding the interplay between law, culture, literature and politics—is generous with her time, spirit and intellect and the video above is no exception.
This conversation was moderated by emerging scholar, graduating 3L and Vice President of the Black Law Student Association, Ashlyn Crawford. Ashlyn is the rare student fluent, and comfortable, in the reality of the lived experience of Black folks–across the diaspora–while also also being agile in the critical dialogues surrounding policy, legal philosophy, American history and numerous critical theories. This is a conversation you will not want to miss.
Again, special thanks to Dr. Imani Perry–the author of seven books, including the NYT Instant Bestseller South to America
A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation–for generously, and freely, offering her time to open the soft launch of the Center for the Study of Black Life and the Law.
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Dr. T. Anansi Wilson, JD/PhD
Founding Director, Center for the Study of Black Life and the Law