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Conference on Race, Sexuality and Social Justice Convening at Santa Clara University April 13
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 12, 2012 — The first of three conferences focused on race, sexuality, and social justice from an interdisciplinary perspective will be held at Santa Clara University School of Law on April 13.
The daylong conference will feature some of the nation’s foremost thinkers on race and sexual equality, holding panel discussions on topics including the feasibility of “authentic conversations about difference;" the role of identity and culture in the pursuit of economic justice; next steps in race, sexual orientation and social justice; and family and youth.
Among the distinguished panelists will be john powell, Berkeley Law, a leading scholar and civil rights activist; Gerald Torres of the University of Texas, a former president of the Association of American Law Schools; Shannon Price Minter, legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights; and Francie Kendall, a nationally known diversity consultant.
“We hope that this interdisciplinary conference will identify concrete avenues to combat inequality based on race or sexuality and help movement toward a more just future,” said Stephanie Wildman, professor of law and director of the Center for Social Justice and Public Service.
The conference is being convened by Santa Clara University School of Law’s Center for Social Justice and Public Service and the Public Interest and Social Justice Coalition.
Future conferences will be held at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, in fall 2012, and University of Maryland School of Law, in spring 2013.
All attendees must register for the conference. Admission is free for Santa Clara University community members and all students, with box lunch costing $15 due at registration. The cost for other attendees is $80 including a buffet breakfast and box lunch.
Other panelists will include:
Patricia A. Cain, professor, Santa Clara University School of Law.
Bios of the speakers can be found at http://law.scu.edu/socialjustice/2012-conference-speaker-
Registration can be completed at http://law.scu.edu/socialjustice/2012-conference.cfm either by mail or online.