I have the privilege of participating in two panels in New York City this Monday, November 4. The first is a lunchtime event sponsored by NYU Law Review and the Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law on “Race and an Exclusionary Democracy.”
The second is an evening event on the impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump and the their implications for the future of our democracy. It’s sponsored by the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice and the CUNY Law Office of Student Affairs.
Both events are open to the public, but require an RSVP. The details and registration links for each event are below. If you in the city Monday, I hope you will join me.
NYU Law Review Lunchtime Series on The Anatomy of Racism and Inequality: Race and an Exclusionary American Democracy
This panel will explore how racial identity has colored American democracy and political participation. Panelists will discuss how racism, xenophobia, and religious intolerance have impacted public conceptions of who is an American, and therefore who has the right to vote and otherwise participate in the nation’s political life. The panelists will also consider contemporary efforts to expand and restrict active engagement in the democratic process including discriminatory redistricting efforts, voter ID laws, and felon disenfranchisement.
Khaled Beydoun, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Atiba Ellis, Marquette University Law School
Ryan Haygood, New Jersey Institute of Social Justice
Danielle Lang, Campaign Legal Center
Myrna Perez, Brennan Center for Justice
Moderated by Vincent Southerland, Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law, NYU School of Law.
Critical Voices: Impeachment and Beyond
Join the Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice and the CUNY Law Office of Student Affairs for a panel discussion with Atiba Ellis, Ruthann Robson, and B.J. Steiner on the impeachment inquiry against President Trump and its wider implications for democracy. Natalie Gomez-Velez will preside.
Atiba Ellis is a Professor of Law at Marquette University Law School who writes on democracy, voting, and race. Ruthann Robson is a Professor of Law and University Distinguished Professor at CUNY Law who is a frequent commentator on constitutional issues. B.J. Steiner is a third-year CUNY Law student who served as a Legal Fellow at Common Cause during this past summer where he co-wrote an accountability report on the case for an impeachment inquiry of President Trump with Karen Hobert Flynn and Paul Seamus Ryan. Natalie Gomez-Velez is a Professor of Law at CUNY Law who teaches Constitutional Law and directs the Center on Latino/a Rights and Equality.