"The Pursuit of Justice" Conference
The Gonzaga University School of Law, the Gonzaga Institute for Hate Studies, and the Washington State Task Force on Race and the Criminal Justice System are pleased to organize and host this three-day international conference scheduled for April 18-20, 2013.
The conference theme is Understanding Hatred, Confronting Intolerance, Eiminating Inequality.
"The Pursuit of Justice" offers many outstanding opportunities for cross-conversation between scholars from around the world, members of law enforcement and the judiciary, NGO leaders, public policy and social change experts, human rights activists, award-winning filmmakers, and more.
Conference highlights include:
Friday keynote by Professor Paul Butler - Georgetown Law Center, author of Let's Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice, and leading expert on race and criminal justice (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/18/opinion/gideons-muted-trumpet.html)
Thursday keynote by Dr. Jack Levin - Brudnick Professor of Sociology and Criminology and Co-Director of the Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict, Northeastern University, author of 30 books and 150+ articles on hate, extremism, violence and conflict (http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/mar/08/hate-crimes-mississippi-oberlin-haunt-everyone; http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2012/12/19/podium-newtown/8RBiAPBjlYG9N9LyC2RVyM/story.html)
"The Pursuit of Justice - Judicial Perspectives" - Friday plenary panel featuring members of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, US District Courts for Eastern and Western Washington, Washington State Supreme Court, and more
Thursday opening address by Dr. Barbara Perry - "Critical Criminologist of the Year," Professor of Social Science and Associate Dean of Social Science and Humanities, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, noted expert on hate crimes against indigenous and immigrant populations
"Civil Liberties and the Politics of Hate" - Thursday plenary session on voting, political organizing, and the "neutrality of guns," as influenced by the politics of hate and extremism, featuring Dr. Terri Givens, University of Texas-Austin Professor of Government and Gonzaga Prep alumna
"Race and Criminal Justice" - Saturday session including Spokane Chief of Police Frank Straub and Ryan Haygood, Director of Political Participation for the NAACP Legal Education and Defense Fund, Inc.
"The World Is All Around Us" - Friday workshop with Lee Mun Wah, the internationally renowned Chinese American documentary filmmaker, Asian folkteller, poet/author, community therapist, educator, and master diversity trainer
For all conference information, please visit http://www.gonzaga.edu/pursuitofjustice. We will continue updating the schedule into April. Direct any questions or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org, attn: Conference Co-Chairs Prof. Jason Gillmer and Dr. John Shuford.