We are thrilled to announce the first of a series of virtual roundtables featuring local, national and international scholars, organizers, artists, public officials and others interrogating and exploring “The State of Black Life and the Law” as it stands today.
On November 16th at 6:30CT, we will start with “The State of Black Life and the Law: A BlaQueer Lens” featuring a selection of interdisciplinary BlaQueer, trans and nonbinary scholars of democracy, race, political theory, gender/sexuality, Black Indigenous imagination, lgtbq+ studies, undocumented movements, higher education, public law, racial threats and trauma, and Black and Latin American Studies. Please register here.
This roundtable will begin by asking each of the scholars to reflect and expound, for five minutes, on the question “What is the state of Black life and the law?” The panelists will each answer the open ended question, before we engage in an open ended roundtable discussion between these esteemed guests, and finally, our MHSL community and those joining us from around the nation.
Keep your eyes open for future events and please let us know if there are other topics you’d like to explore. We contemplating focused talks on criminal legal injustices, IP law, surveillance, reproductive justice, environmental racism & justice, civil and human rights, education, health law, mental health and social movements.
See our esteemed panelists below: