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2023 Colloquium: Criminalization of Dissent: Historical and Contemporary Repression of U.S. Resistance Movements
The 2023 Review of Law and Social Change Colloquium – Criminalization of Dissent: Historical and Contemporary Repression of U.S. Resistance Movements – brought together organizers, legal practitioners, and activist scholars to learn more about the ways in which the state
2022 Colloquium: Resisting Settler Colonialism
The Colloquium brought together organizers, legal practitioners and activist scholars to unpack the status of the United States as a settler colonial society and explore the ways in which settler colonialism manifests itself in its laws, policies and practices.
2021 Colloquium: Defund to Abolish
Defund to Abolish brought together community organizers, legal practitioners, and activist scholars to unpack and explore strategies to defund and abolish the police, and engage with the imaginative possibilities of a police-free world. Para leer más sobre el Coloquio
The Past, Present, and Future of Reparations
This Colloquium brought together scholars, legal practitioners, community activists, and policymakers to imagine the possibilities—and limits—of the law in facilitating truth, reconciliation, and meaningful reparations.
Invest-Divest: Tearing Down the Financial Structures of Mass Incarceration
“Invest-Divest” will explore a call to action by the Movement for Black Lives: investment in marginalized communities, and divestment from mass incarceration, drawing on an increased awareness of precisely how the criminal justice apparatus is financed.
Elie Hirschfeld Symposium on Child Welfare: Co-Sponsored by the Family Defense Clinic and the Review of Law and Social Change
Three distinguished panelists discussed racial injustice and the child welfare system, with moderation by Chris Gottlieb. The symposium closed with an open discussion with the audience followed by a reception.
The Equal Rights Amendment: A Century in the Making
In a discussion organized by the Brennan Center for Justice, experts and activists examined the renewed push for ratification of the ERA, which raises new questions of strategy and substance.
Spring 2018 Colloquium: The Diverse Faces of Rural Poverty: Exploring the Unique Legal Challenges of the Rural Poor
Exploring the unique challenges that each rural community faces, the common misconceptions to which rural communities are subjected, and the innovative strategies and initiatives different organizations and communities are pursuing to address different rural communities’ legal challenges
Fall 2016 Colloquium: Beyond “Criminal Justice Reform”: Conversations on Police & Prison Abolition
A series of intersectional talks given by four community organizers, a movement lawyer, a poet, and a scholar who shared their work and reflections on abolition and building viable alternatives to policing and incarceration
Spring 2016 Symposium: Dishwashers, Domestic Workers, & Day Laborers: Can Alternative Labor Organizing Revive the Labor Movement?
A series of three panels on organizing workers, the relationship between labor and non-union workers, and the future of alternative labor organizing
Spring 2015 Symposium: Panel Series on Sex Offender Registration Laws
Examining how sex offender registration laws have affected the lives of roughly 650,000 registrants (and their families), what effect they have had on rates of offending, and how they might be reformed.