Texas A&M University School of Law and the Network for Justice host a series of webinars to examine pressing issues in social justice and the law, particularly as they impact the Latinx community. The first, Moving Forward Post-Insurrection, is Thursday, February 11 at 12 noon CST.
White supremacist movements in the United States have been activated and enlarged as a result of the Trump presidency. Efforts to investigate and hold such movements accountable for unlawful activities have been hamstrung by opposition from mainstream political figures, well before the rise of Trump. These forces culminated in the January 6, 2021 assault on the U.S. Capitol to prevent the certification of President Biden's election victory.
This panel will:
- Offer insights into the implications of active white supremacist movements for communities of color in the U.S.
- Provide legal, historical, and political science perspectives on the insurrection
- Discuss strategies for safeguarding our democracy and moving forward
- Sameer Ashar, Clinical Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine School of Law (Moderator)
- Luis R. Fraga, Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame
- Felipe Hinojosa, Associate Professor of History at Texas A&M University
- Erika Wilson, Professor of Law at UNC School of Law
Registrants will be emailed the Zoom log-in information.
The webinar will be live auto-captioned by Zoom. A transcript of the webinar will be provided to registrants post-event.
We encourage students, lawyers, and community leaders who care about social justice and civil rights to join us in these online discussions. Our goal is to engage a variety of people in a multi-generational conversation to help us understand the social justice challenges and opportunities in the United States.
While some of the panelists are attorneys, they will be discussing the law generally, and nothing in the webinar should be considered as legal advice. Attendees should consult their own legal advisor to address their own unique circumstances.