Seminars


The Legacy of 1964: Race and Gender Inequity Fifty Years Later

April 4, 2014

The symposium is a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  The passage of the Act marked the beginning of a new era of American public life. At the time it was enacted, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was perceived by many to be the codified culmination of decades of sustained effort to provide equal opportunity for women and racial minorities.  To its supporters, the Act embodied a promise to end systemic, institutional, and private barriers to women and racial minorities’ full and fair inclusion in the public and economic life of the nation.

The symposium will offer an examination of that promise from the vantage point of 2014. Calling together preeminent scholars in the study of race and sex equality, the symposium will explore the legacy of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, utilizing a diverse set of perspectives and methodologies.


$250 Emailed materials Registration
Materials will be emailed to you the week of the seminar


The University of Alabama School of Law
Tuscaloosa
8:45 a.m.
6.5, including 1 hour of ethics

8:45 – 9:00           Welcome and Introduction
                                William Brewbaker                         
                                Dean and William Alfred Rose Professor of Law
                                The University of Alabama School of Law

                                David Harris
                                Editor-in-Chief, Alabama Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Law Review

9:00 – 10:00        Session I
                                The Civil Rights Act at 50:  An Examination of Title VII’s Ebb and Flow
                                Professor Trina Jones
                                Duke University School of Law

                                Introduction: Bonnie Sowell, The University of Alabama School of Law

10:00- 10:15        Break

10:15– 11:15       Session II
                            The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Law of Property                      
                                Professor Al Brophy
                                University of North Carolina School of Law
                                               
                                Introduction: Chris Richard, The University of Alabama School of Law

11:15-12:15         Session III
                            Democracy and Coercion: Race and the Neo-Conservative Backlash
                                Professor Anthony Cook
                                Georgetown University Law Center
                                               
                                Introduction: Todd Pancieria, The University of Alabama School of Law

12:15-1:45           Session IV - Lunch and Keynote Speaker
                            Should Black Women Lean in? What Sheryl Sandberg Doesn’t Understand


                                Professor Dorothy Brown
                                Emory University School of Law

                                Introduction: Tiffany Ray, The University of Alabama School of Law

1:45-2:00              Break

2:00-3:00              Session V
                             Organizational Complexity and the Quest for Civil Rights
                             

                             Gregory Parks
                             Wake Forest University School of Law

                             Introduction: Eric Coleman, The University of Alabama School of Law

3:00-3:15              Break

3:15 -4:15             Session VI
                             Language Rights under the Civil Rights Act of 1964: The Case for Juror Language  Accommodation

                                Jasmine Rose Gonzoles
                                University of Pittsburgh School of Law

                                Introduction: Katherine Reeves, The University of Alabama School of Law

4:15-5:00              Reception (Co-sponsored by Public Interest Institute)