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Event: From Prop 209 to Prop 16; Wednesday, October 7

October 7, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Historical, Legal and Activist Perspectives on Affirmative Action

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Moderated by Professor Vinay Harpalani, the event features:

  • Dr. César A. Cruz, author of Revenge of the Illegal Alien, and participant in the 1995 student hunger strike against Proposition 209
  • Professor Cheryl I. Harris, Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Professor in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, UCLA School of Law
  • Professor Jerry Kang, Distinguished Professor of Law and Asian American Studies, and Founding Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, UCLA School of Law
  • Eva Paterson, President and Founder of Equal Justice Society, and Yes on 16 Campaign Chairperson
  • Thomas A. Saenz, President and General Counsel of the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and Yes on 16 Campaign Chairperson.

Sponsored by Asian American Bar Association of Northern California; California Lawyers Association; Charles Houston Bar Association; Chinese for Affirmative Action; Center on Law, Equality and Race at UC-Irvine; Center for Racial and Economic Justice at UC Hastings Law; Critical Race Studies at UCLA School of Law; Dolan Law Firm; Equal Justice Society; Filipino Bar Association of Northern California; Mexican-American Legal Defense & Educational Fund; Repair; and UC Berkeley’s Asian American Studies program.

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