Tulane Law has announced its Diversity Dialogue Summer Series, one of the initiatives to continue the discussions on race and racism as part of the Distancing Together programming.
The series is an online forum, occasionally using books and films as discussion references, to provide robust opportunities for engagement on topics on race and social justice for students, faculty, staff and practitioners.
The series program starts Friday, June 19 (Juneteenth). At 7-8 p.m. join alumna and Drexel Law Prof. Wendy Greene (L ’02) (#FreetheHair) who will interview the legendary Angela Davis as she receives the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute's Fred Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award. Register for this free event here.
Earlier in the day, at noon, a full discussion on the meaning of Juneteeth will be held. Titled Juneteenth: Freedom Work Still to Do it commemorates the day that enslaved persons in Galveston, Texas, were notified about the Emancipation Proclamation -- almost two and a half years after it was issued. They walked away from bondage in what is known as the "Second Independence Day." This day has been celebrated for years since, and is recognized as a holiday in 47 of the 50 states. This webinar will feature speakers who will discuss the historical significance and the day's connection to racial inequities that we are witnessing in society today. They will discuss the potential of law and public policy to help Black people realize true freedom in this society. Register for this free event here.
Other series events are (links are forthcoming):
The summer series will conclude in August (dates and times TBD) with mandatory trainings on Implicit Bias for all students, in addition to the mandatory bias training that all incoming 1Ls already receive as part of the law school’s orientation program. In the fall, the law school will continue to expand the diversity discussions.