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Due to the snowstorm, all programming on Friday has been rescheduled to Saturday. A revised schedule can be found here. Conference programming will begin at 9:30a and will end at 6:30p on Saturday, February 9.  

Please view the complete conference program (PDF)

We are excited to announce the keynote speakers and plenary panels for the Critical Race Theory: From the Academy to the Community conference!

Overview of Conference Schedule

On Saturday, February 9, 2013, will convene three plenary panels, described in more detail below. The conference coordinators are in the process of organizing additional programming, including opportunities for networking and opportunities for conference attendees to present scholarship of their own. (For more details on presenting your scholarship, please see the "Call for Papers and Panel Proposals" below.) Additional programming information will be posted soon.

Conference Schedule in Detail

Please refer to the revised schedule above for Saturday's program.

Keynote Speakers

  • Kimberlé Crenshaw (opening remarks)
  • Devon Carbado (closing remarks)

Plenary Panels

The Future of Race in Law School Curriculum and Pedagogy
No longer in a nascent era of pioneers, critical race theory and race pedagogy more broadly find themselves at a pivotal moment. In its first couple of decades, CRT scholars and writers showed us that race is embedded in the very foundation of our legal institutions and laws. Since then, changes in the meanings of race in our society have outpaced changes in the law and, consequently, law school curriculum and law school pedagogy. Where does CRT go from here?

Confirmed Panelists:

  • Sumi Cho
  • Cheryl Harris
  • Darren Hutchinson
Critical Race Theory and the Judiciary
How can we reconcile the historical underpinnings of critical race theory with its current applications to the realm of judicial decision-making? To what extent does critical race theory remain directly responsive to pressing social justice concerns within the so-called “post-racial” era by offering corrective interventions that confront head-on the racism and the continued subordination of marginalized communities embedded within these issues?

Confirmed Panelists:
  • Luke Harris
  • Tanya Hernandez
  • Charles Lawrence
  • Gary Peller
Critical Race Theory in the Community
How are the tenets and principles of critical race theory actively being used to confront systems that marginalize and oppress communities of color? What are the current strategies of community engagement and additional ways that critical race theory can be applied and translated to the day-to-day work of social and political transformation? Moving CRT beyond the academy, this theme will bring together practitioners in a much-needed conversation about how CRT can inform and enrich struggles for racial justice today.

Confirmed Panelists:
  • Lumumba Akinwole-Bandele
  • Angela Jones 
  • Andrea Ritchie

Call for Papers and Panel Proposals

We invite students, scholars, and practitioners to submit papers, panels, and workshop ideas relating to one or more of the themes for the conference:

  • Critical Race Theory and the Academy
  • Critical Race Theory and the Judiciary
  • Critical Race Theory in the Community

All proposals should include the paper, panel, or workshop title; a 300- to 500-word abstract; the names; affiliations; and CVs or resumes of all participants; and any requests for audio-visual equipment. We strongly encourage practitioners or advocates, graduate or law students, and junior or senior scholars to apply. The deadline to submit proposals is Monday, December 17, 2012. All questions regarding proposals may be submitted to crt.conference@yale.edu.

Note: As of December 17, 2012, we are no longer accepting papers and panel proposals.