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Immigration, Equal Protection, and the Promise of Racial Justice (Day 2)

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Date:
Friday, October 23, 2020
Time:
9:15 AM - 1:45 PM
Event Type:
Conference
Organizer/Author:
NAACP LDF & CHRGJ NYU
Location Details:
Virtual conference (FREE)

CONFERENCE: Immigration, Equal Protection, and the Promise of Racial Justice

Hosts:
NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law

Website: https://www.jeanvnelson35.org/

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/immigration-equal-protection-and-the-promise-of-racial-justice-tickets-119305045603

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., and the Center for Human Rights
and Global Justice at NYU School of Law are pleased to present a legal conference exploring the intersection of immigration and racial justice.

The year 2020 marks the 35th anniversary of Justice Thurgood Marshall’s groundbreaking dissent in Jean v. Nelson, wherein Justice Marshall called for equal protection to apply to Haitian immigrants, and to prohibit the government from discriminating on the basis of race or national origin.

The conference begins with a discussion of Jean and the struggle to secure racial justice for Haitian asylum seekers in the 1980s. The conference will then explore subsequent efforts by advocates, academics, policymakers, and activists to vindicate the promise of equal protection for immigrants of color in the United States and internationally.

In the midst of arguably one of the biggest social movements in United States history, this conversation will also contribute to discussions on the Movement for Black Lives.

We look forward to this timely conversation.
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SCHEDULE:

Thursday, October 22

12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Welcome

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Panel 1:
Discrimination and Dissent: The Legacy of Jean v. Nelson

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Panel 2:
Racial Injustice in the Era of Trump: Immigration and the Courts

Friday, October 23

12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Welcome

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Conference Keynote

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Panel 3:
The State of Immigrant Communities of Color: Racial Injustice and Community Organizing

3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Panel 4:
Towards the Promise of Equal Protection: Reimagining Immigrant Racial Justice
Added to the calendar on Sat, Oct 17, 2020 10:32PM

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Note: The schedule is in Eastern Time. Remember to convert the times to Pacific Time.

Conference Schedule in Pacific Time (3 hour difference):

Day 1: Thursday, October 22
9:15 AM - 1:15 PM PT

Day 2: Friday, October 23
9:15 AM - 1:45 PM PT
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