Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Panel at UCLA Law School

The Critical Race Studies Program at UCLA School of Law invites you to a Roundtable Discussion and Dialogue on Race and LGBT Rights:

The Aftermath of Prop 8: Is Gay Really the New Black?
  • How should we respond to the argument that "blacks betrayed gays" in supporting Prop. 8?
  • Does this framing suggest that all blacks are straight and all gays are white?
  • How does the dominant interpretation of Prop. 8 compare various communities of color?
  • What can we learn from the political and representational strategies of the campaigns regarding Prop. 8 in California?
  • What does a multiracial and coalitional politics for LGBT equality require and promise for winning and sustaining equal rights?
Professor Russell Robinson, who teaches Race, Sexuality and the Law at UCLA School of Law, will moderate an urgent roundtable discussion on the repercussions of the passage of Proposition 8 and the racial discourse surrounding its passage. The panelists will include political activists, community organizers, professors and students of diverse racial and sexual identities.

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008
6:00pm to 7:30pm
UCLA School of Law - Room 1430

For questions, please contact Professor Robinson by email at robinson@law.ucla.edu

Co-sponsored by the Williams Institute and the African American Policy Forum

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