The recent shooting deaths by police of African Americans across the country have ignited another round of debates about race and policing. Media framings of the problem typically focus on “bad cops.” But we need to ask a harder question at the very core of American democracy:
What’s law got to do with it?
This inaugural edition of our roundtable discussion series – CrossCheck Live – explores how law enables police violence and what we can do about it.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Kimberle Crenshaw, Distinguished Professor of Law at UCLA and Professor of Law at Columbia Law School
- Robin Kelley, Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in U.S. History at UCLA
- Song Richardson, Professor of Law and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at UC Irvine School of Law
- Joanna Schwartz, Professor of Law at UCLA.
- The session will be moderated by Devon Carbado, the Honorable Harry Pregerson Professor of Law at UCLA & Associate Vice Chancellor for BruinX.
To learn more about CrossCheck Live, visit Vice Chancellor Kang’s recent post. Registration is now open and you can RSVP online.