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Transatlantic Approaches to Racial Equality: Convergences & Divergences

April 12, 2018 5:00pm - April 13, 2018 6:00pm
Esquire Theatre; AACRC

Speaker: Prof. Cheryl Harris, UCLA School of Law

The University of Cincinnati will convene an interdisciplinary conference on the challenges to racial equality faced by Europe and the United States. Today, these two polities stand at similar crossroads, framed on one hand by an aspirational equality that both have struggled to realize and on the other hand by a reactionary conservatism that manifests as xenophobia, nationalism, and populism. The conference will draw experts on both sides of the Atlantic from anthropology, communications, culture studies, law, media studies, political science, and sociology.

The panels will explore the following topics:

  •  Critical race theory and racial formation
  • Intersectionality, civil society, and social movements
  • Representation and media
  • Remedies, government enforcement, and private litigation

 Keynote speaker will be Professor Cheryl Harris, Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Chair in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, UCLA School of Law

Click here to register: 2018 Racial Equality


Thursday, April 12 (Esquire Theatre; 320 Ludlow Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220)
5:00-7:00 pm    Film Screening of Trapped by Law (by Sami Mustafa)

Learn more about the film:  Trapped by Law

Friday, April 13 (African American Cultural Center, 60 W. Charlton St., Cincinnati, OH  45221)
8:00-9:00 am    Breakfast
9:00-9:15 am    Opening Remarks

9:15-10:30 am    Panel 1: Critical Race Theory and Racial Formation

  • Moderator: Professor Emily Houh (University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH)
  • Cengiz Barskanmaz (Max Planck, Berlin, Germany)
  • Mathias Möschel (Central European Univ., Budapest, Hungary)
  • Debra Thompson ( Univ. of Oregon, Eugene, OR)

10:30-10:45 am    Break

10:45 am-12:00 pm    Panel 2: Intersectionality, Social Movements, and Civil Society

  • Moderator:
  • Amna Akbar (Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH)
  • Tiffany Florvil (Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM)
  • Angela Kocze (Central European Univ., Budapest, Hungary)
  • Michele Vialet (University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH)

12:00-1:30 pm    Lunch and Keynote Address

  • Cheryl Harris (UCLA, Los Angeles, CA)

1:30-2:45 pm    Panel 3: Representation and Media

  • Moderator: Professor Evan Torner (University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH)
  •  Aniko Imre (Univ. of Southern Calif., Los Angeles, CA)
  • Ronald Jackson II (Univ. of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH)
  • Valerie Weinstein (University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH)

2:45-3:00 pm    Break
3:00-4:30    Panel 4 and Roundtable: Remedies and Strategies

  • Moderator: Professor Janet Moore (University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH)
  • Eddie Bruce-Jones (Univ. of London, London, U.K.)
  • Gregor Fischer (Univ. of Graz, Graz, Austria)
  • Lena Petrovic (Belgrade Centre for Human Rights)

4:30-6:00 pm    Closing Reception


This event is presented by UC's Department of European Studies, Department of German Studies, the Taft Research Center, the Office of Equity, Inclusion & Community Impact, and the Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice.