Honoring Dr. King and His Legacy: Redoubling the Struggle for Equality and Inclusion in the Wake of the Social Legitimization of Racism

Thursday, April 5th - Saturday, April 7th, 2018

Midwestern People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference

CLE Credit Unavailable

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Event Description

The theme of this year’s conference will examine the degree of racial progress made by communities of color since April 4, 1968, the day when Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated. Various themes of racial progress will be explored, including but not limited to issues of social and economic justice, employment discrimination, access to health care, retirement care and benefits, educational opportunities, environmental racism, housing discrimination, lending practices, drug and gang violence in communities of color, and the intergenerational effects that economic, social, and political oppression have on communities of color. Presenters are encouraged to consider topics contrasting the racial progress claimed in the Midwestern states and cities (Chicago, Cleveland, and St. Louis) and comparing it to the racial progress claimed in the Eastern and Western states.

The Midwestern People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference is issuing a call for papers to its 2018 MWPOC Conference in Cleveland Ohio.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: deadline is March 29, 2018

Hotel Information

The Glidden House is a 5 minute walk from the conference. Rooms are available for $159 per night. To reserve a room, call (216) 231-8900 and request the group block MWPOC. The deadline for the group rate is March 4th, 2018.

The Courtyard Marriott at University Circle is an 8 minute walk from the conference. Rooms are available for $165 per night. To reserve a room click here. The deadline for the group rate is March 15th, 2018.

Agenda

Thursday April 5, 2018

Time Event
12 p.m. Welcome

Associate Dean of Institutional Diversity and Inclusiveness, Ruqaiijah Yearby
Co-Dean, Jessica Berg

12:30 p.m. Panel: Overcoming Barriers in order to Excel in Academia

Associate Dean Melinda Molina, Capital University Law School
Associate Dean Gregory Parks, Wake Forest School of Law
Associate Dean Ruqaiijah Yearby, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Professor Raymond Ku, Case Western Reserve University School of Law - moderator

2 p.m. Break
2:15 p.m. Works in Progress

First presentation (40 minutes)
Second presentation (40 minutes)

3:45 p.m. Break
4 p.m. Works in Progress

First presentation (40 minutes)

6 p.m. Dinner

L’Albatros
11401 Bellflower Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106

Friday April 6, 2018

Time Event
10:15 a.m. Panel: Racism and Trumpism

Professor Leland Ware, University of Delaware (campaign)
Professor André Douglas Pond Cummings, John Marshall Law School and University Arkansas Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law (criminal justice)
Associate Dean Ruqaiijah Yearby, Case Western Reserve University School of Law - moderator

11:30 a.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Works in Progress

First presentation (40 minutes)
Second presentation (40 minutes)

2 p.m. Break
2:15 p.m. Works in Progress

First presentation (40 minutes)
Second presentation (40 minutes)

3:45 p.m. Break
4 p.m. Panel: Challenges and Progress Since the Death of Dr. King

Professor Arthur Acevedo, John Marshall Law School (employment)
Professor Gwendolyn Majette, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (health care) - Moderator
Professor Steven Ramirez, Loyola Chicago University School of Law (incarceration and employment)

6 p.m. Dinner

Alumni House
11310 Juniper Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106

Saturday April 7, 2018

Time Event
9 a.m. Board Meeting
10 a.m. Works in Progress

First presentation (40 minutes)
Second presentation (40 minutes)

11:30 a.m. Lunch

Speaker, Mrs. Janet Dewart Bell

12:30 p.m. Panel: Kings versus the Crits: Derrick Bell’s Last Law Review article and a Response

Professor Joseph Grant,, Florida A& M
Professor Jean Stefancic, University of Alabama School of Law
Professor Neil Williams, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Professor Steve Ramirez, Loyola University Chicago School of Law - moderator

2 p.m. Keynote speaker

Professor Richard Delgado, John J. Sparkman Chair of Law,
University of Alabama School of Law

3 p.m. Closing reception

 

Event Location

CWRU Law School
11075 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Martin Luther King Jr.
FOR MORE INFORMATION

Midwestern People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference
cynthia.hill-graham@case.edu
216.368.2085