2020 to present - Special Events & Symposia

Listing of CRG Special Events & Symposia from fall 2020 to present. 

Bios reflect speakers’ status at the time of their presentation at the Center for Race and Gender.

Flyer for 10-19-2023 CRG Co-hosted Event

Education, Equality and the Supreme Court

10.19.2023 | 12:50 - 2:00 PM |  Hybrid - 100 Law Building & Zoom Webinar

Join us for a discussion on affirmative action, debt relief, and anti-wokeness laws with Tolani Britton (Associate Professor, School of Education, UC Berkeley), Cary Franklin (McDonald/Wright Chair Of Law; Faculty Director, The Williams Institute; Faculty Director, The Center On Reproductive Health, Law, And Policy; UCLA School Of Law), Jonathan D. Glater (Professor of Law; Faculty Director, The Center For Consumer Law & Economic Justice; UC Berkeley School of Law), Jerry Kang (Distinguished Professor of Law & Distinguished Professor of Asian American Studies, UCLA School of Law), and moderated by Russell K. Robinson (Walter Perry Johnson Professor of Law; Faculty Director, Center on Race, Sexuality & Culture; UC Berkeley School of Law).

Event sponsored by the Center On Race, Sexuality & Culture and the Center for Race & Gender.

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Seeing Others:  How Recognition Works -- And How it Can Heal a Divided World

10.04.2023| 4:00 – 6:00 PM |  820 Social Sciences Building (Social Science Matrix)

Book talk with Michèle Lamont (Author of Seeing Others: How Recognition Works—and How It Can Heal a Divided World (Simon & Schuster); Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies; Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies, Harvard University).

Event sponsored by Berkeley LawBerkeley’s Sociology DepartmentBerkeley Interdisciplinary Migration InitiativeCenter for Race & GenderSocial Science Matrix), and the Transformations of Citizenship – Leibniz Research Group.

2022 - 2023

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The Aftermath of Dobbs: Putting the Movement for Reproductive Justice in Conversation with the Fight for Trans Justice

09.15.2022| 4:00 – 5:15 PM |  Virtual - Zoom Webinar

What can the fight for reproductive justice learn from the struggle for trans justice? What are the costs of the failure of those movements to be in close conversation with one another? What should we make of claims in the New York Times and elsewhere that gender-neutral descriptions of reproductive rights “erase women”?  Khiara M. Bridges (Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law) and Chase Strangio (Deputy Director for Transgender Justice, ACLU’s LGBT & HIV Project) will address these questions and more. 

Join us for Bridges and Strangio in conversation with Russell Robinson (Walter Perry Johnson Professor of Law at Berkeley Law, and Faculty Director of the Center on Race, Sexuality & Culture) and Leti Volpp (Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor of Law in Access to Justice at Berkeley Law, and Director of the Center for Race & Gender). 

Hosted by the Center on Race, Sexuality & Culture at Berkeley Law, and the Center for Race & Gender.  Co-sponsored by the Department of Gender and Women's Studies and the Gender Equity Resource Center (GenEq). 

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2021 - 2022


Grassroots Organizing For Immigration Justice:  A Multi-Racial Conversation

09.28.2021| 3:00 – 5:00 PM |  Virtual - Zoom Webinar

On the Same Page invites you to the first in a series of accompanying events to our August keynote lecture with Karla Cornejo Villavicencio.  Join us for an informative conversation with Angela Chan (Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus), Amaha Kassa (African Communities Together), and Gerónimo Ramírez(International Mayan League). Moderated by Christian Paiz (Assistant Professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies) and Leti Volpp (Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor of Law).

Presented by the On the Same Page Program, the Center for Race & Gender Forum Series, the Department of Ethnic Studies, and the IGS Race, Ethnicity and Immigration Colloquium. Immigration Colloquium.

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Monograph Release -- “Breaking Worlds: Religion, Law and Citizenship In Majoritarian India; The Story Of Assam

09.09.2021| 9:00 – 10:30 AM |  Virtual - Zoom Webinar

Join us for a virtual event to release the monograph,BREAKING WORLDS: Religion, Law, Citizenship in Majoritarian India; The Story of Assamwith a keynote from Dr. Navi Pillay (UN High Commissioner for Human Rights 2008-2014 and Judge Ad Hoc International Court of Justice (The Gambia v. Myanmar), with panel chair Michael Kugelman (Woodrow Wilson Center), and monograph author and contributors Dr. Angana P. Chatterji (UC Berkeley Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights Initiative), Mihir Desai (Legal Scholar & Human Rights Counsel), Dr. Harsh Mander (Human Rights Advocate & Author), and Abdul Kalam Azad (Scholar).

Presented by the Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights Initiative, Center for Race and Gender at UC Berkeley. Co-sponsored by the Institute for South Asia Studies, and the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at UC Berkeley.

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2020 - 2021

Event Flyer for April 8, 2021 EPIDEMIC OF ANTI-ASIAN VIOLENCE

Epidemic of Anti-Asian Violence: Connections and Resistance -- Helen Ziain conversation with Leti Volpp

04.08.2021| 4:00 – 5:00 PM |  Virtual - Zoom Webinar

Almost 40 years ago activist, author, and journalistHelen Ziabecame the spokesperson for the campaign seeking justice for Vincent Chin, whose racist murder galvanized the Asian American movement.  Join CRG’s Director and Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor of Law in Access to Justice,Leti Volpp, for a conversation with Helen Zia about the current epidemic of anti-Asian violence, the intersection of white supremacy and misogyny, and how we may resist.

Presented by the Center for Race & Gender, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, Asian American & Pacific Islander Standing Committee (AAPISC), Asian American Research Center, Asian Pacific American Student Development (APASD), Asian Pacific American System-wide Alliance (APASA), Berkeley Law’s Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA), Berkeley Law’s Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice, Center for Chinese Studies, Center for Korean Studies,Ethnic Studies Department, Gender and Women’s Studies Department, Othering & Belonging Institute (OBI), OBI’s Diversity and Health Disparities Cluster, and People & Culture’s Office for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB).

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Event flyer for March 11, 2021 Sana Sana

Sana Sana: Live Zoom Reading & Interview On Poetic Practice and Healing with Ariana Brown

03.11.2021 | 4:00 – 5:00 PM |  Virtual - Zoom Webinar

Join us for a special evening with a live reading and interview on poetic practice and healing withAriana Brown. 

Speaker Bio:

Ariana Brown is a queer Black Mexican American poet from the Southside of San Antonio, Texas. Ariana holds a B.A. in African Diaspora Studies and Mexican American Studies from UT Austin as well as an MFA in Poetry from the University of Pittsburgh. She is the recipient of two Academy of American Poets Prizes and a 2014 national collegiate poetry slam champion. She has been writing, performing, and teaching poetry for ten years. Ariana’s work investigates queer Black personhood, affirmation and care for Black gender marginalized people, and loneliness. In January 2020, Ariana releasedSana Sana, her debut poetry chapbook from Game Over Books. She has also recorded a digital EP titledLET US BE ENOUGH, available on Bandcamp

Event hosted by CRG's Arts & Humanities Research Initiative

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