Reparations Conference at TJSL
I’m happy to announce an upcoming conference in which I will be a participant. On March 17th and 18th, the conference Taking Reparations Seriously will be held at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. The conference includes a number of exciting speakers (including former Co-Op guest-blogger Al Brophy).
Information on the conference is as follows:
Taking Reparations Seriously
Friday, March 17th, 2006 2:00 – 5:00 PM Room 200 (reception to follow)
Saturday March 18th, 2006 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
More detailed scheduling information is available online at www.tjsl.edu/reparations.
This conference will bring together experts from around the country to discuss the many issues arising from the debate over reparations for slavery. Conference speakers will discuss slavery and reparations as well as other instances of mass injustice, and how these mass offenses relate to broader themes such as justice, causation, group responsibility, moral culpability, racism, and forgiveness. From “reparations talk” to reparations reality, we invite you to join us as we focus on taking reparations (more) seriously.
This conference will include three panels:
Why Reparations Matter
Jack Greenberg, Columbia Law School
Roy L. Brooks, University of San Diego School of Law
Robert Westley, Tulane Law School
Kaimipono David Wenger, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Congressman John Conyers, Jr., Michigan, 14th District
Alfred. L. Brophy, University of Alabama School of Law
Margaret Chon, Seattle University School of Law
Eric J. Miller, St. Louis University School of Law
Perspectives on Reparations
Paul Finkelman, University of Tulsa College of Law
Rebecca Anita Tsosie, Arizona State University College of Law
Linda M. Keller, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
K.J. Greene, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
The conference will be supported in part by the Thomas Jefferson Law Review, the Center for Law and Social Justice, and the Center for Global Legal Studies. Portions of the conference proceedings will be available in the Thomas Jefferson Law Review.
Registration is available online at http://www.tjsl.edu/reparations .
If anyone has any questions about the conference, feel free to ask me through e-mail or in comments.