NAWJ Webinar - Racial Injustice 101: The Law's Historical Role in Establishing and Maintaining Racial Injustice

Nov 10, 2020 @ 1:00PM - Nov 10, 2020 @ 2:15PM


November 10, 2020
1:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM CST / 11:00 AM MST / 10:00 AM PST


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Racial Injustice 101: The Law’s Historical Role in Establishing and Maintaining Racial Injustice

Please join us as we reflect on the history of the law as a tool for the protection and advancement of racism and racial discrimination.  The discussion by Dr. Michele Goodwin and Professor Ariela Gross will include the Antebellum period through the Jim Crow period, and the law’s role in advancing racial injustice, from the legalization of slavery, slave patrols, slave codes, and the Black Codes enacted during the Reconstruction period. 

Dr. Goodwin and Professor Gross will conclude by discussing why recognizing the law as a facilitator of racism and racial discrimination is urgent and necessary in dismantling the racism and racial discrimination that persists today.

Participants will learn:

•             The historical role of the law in promoting and establishing racism and racial discrimination.

•             The role the law can play in dismantling present-day racism and racial discrimination.


Opening Remarks:
Hon. Karen Donohue, Judge, King County Superior Court, Seattle, Washington
NAWJ President




Read Judge Roberts bio
Read Dr. Michele Goodwin bio
Read Professor Ariela Gross bio

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Presented by NAWJ Fairness and Access Committee

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