Upcoming Conference: 2013 Critical Race Theory Conference at Yale Law School Feb. 8-9, 2013

Upcoming Conference: 2013 Critical Race Theory Conference at Yale Law School Feb. 8-9, 2013.  The info on the call-for-papers  from the organizers is below:

Call for Proposals

We invite students, scholars, and practitioners to submit papers, panels, and workshop ideas relating to one or more of the themes for the conference: 1) Critical Race Theory and the Academy; 2) Critical Race Theory and the Judiciary; 3) Critical Race Theory in the Community. A detailed description of each theme is listed below:

Critical Race Theory and the Academy
In its first couple of decades, CRT scholars and writers showed us that race is embedded in the very foundation of our legal institutions and laws.  Since then, changes in the meanings of race in our society have outpaced changes in the law and, consequently, law school curriculum and law school pedagogy.  Where does CRT go from here?

Critical Race Theory and the Judiciary

How can we reconcile the historical underpinnings of critical race theory with its current applications to the realm of judicial decision-making? To what extent does critical race theory remain directly responsive to pressing social justice concerns within the so-called “post-racial” era by offering corrective interventions that confront head-on the racism and the continued subordination of marginalized communities?

Critical Race Theory in the Community
How are the tenets and principles of Critical Race Theory actively being used to confront systems that marginalize and oppress communities of color? What are the current strategies of community engagement and additional ways that Critical Race Theory can be applied and translated to the day-to-day work of social and political transformation? Moving CRT beyond the academy, this theme will bring together practitioners in a much-needed conversation about how CRT can inform and enrich struggles for racial justice today.

All proposals should include the paper, panel or workshop title, a 300-500 word abstract, the names, affiliations, and CVs or resumes of all participants, and any audio-visual requests. We strongly encourage practitioners or advocates, graduate or law students, and junior or senior scholars to apply. The deadline to submit proposals is Monday, December 17, 2012. All questions regarding the proposal may be submitted to: crt.conference@yale.edu

About the Critical Race Theory Conference at Yale Law School

Critical Race Theory: From the Academy to the Community is an academic conference that will take place on Friday, February 8, 2013 and Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Yale Law School. The Conference is sponsored by the Zelia & Oscar Ruebhausen and Debevoise & Plimpton Student Fund at Yale Law School.

The conference will convene leading academic scholars, legal practitioners and community leaders to examine the ways in which critical race theory can be applied to scholarly work, legal practice, social justice advocacy and community based movements. Confirmed conference participants include:  Kimberlé Crenshaw, UCLA School of Law and Columbia Law School (keynote speaker); Devon Carbado, UCLA School of Law (keynote speaker); Lani Guinier, Harvard Law School; Cheryl Harris, UCLA School of Law; Charles Lawrence, University of Hawaii Richardson School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center; Gary Peller, Georgetown University Law Center; Gerald Torres, University of Texas at Austin School of Law; and Tanya Hernandez, Fordham Law School.

If you wish to receive further information about the conference, including registration information, please visit:http://www.law.yale.edu/news/crt2013.htm. We also welcome any comments and suggestions that you may have at crt.conference@yale.edu.


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