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Derrick Bell Lecture Series

examining issues of race and diversity

The University of Oregon will host the inaugural Derrick Bell Lecture Series on February 7 & 8, 2013. Derrick Bell, former dean of the School of Law, was a leader in critical race theory in the United States. We are honoring his legacy by recognizing that diversity and inclusiveness are essential in institutions of higher learning and our country. The first speaker will be Professor Ian Haney-Lopez from University of California, Berkeley, where he teaches race and constitutional law.

Dog Whistle Racism
Race+Politics in 2012
presented by Ian Haney-Lopez

February 7, 2013
6:45 p.m. music
7:00 p.m. presentation
Erb Memorial Union Ballroom
Music by UO Gospel Singers

February 8, 2013
12:00 p.m
Federal Courthouse

Professor Ian Haney-LopezProfessor Ian Haney-Lopez, a former student of Derrick Bell at Harvard Law School, is the John H. Boalt Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. Haney-Lopez's books include "Racism on Trial: The Chicano Fight for Justice" and " White by Law: The Legal Construction of Race." His new book, titled "Dog Whistle Politics: How Fifty Years of Race-Baiting Wrecked the Middle Class," will be published in 2013.

Professor Haney-Lopez's books will be available for purchase in advance and night of the lecture through the Duck Store.

Sponsored by the University of Oregon School of Law and Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics.

Cosponsors include the District Court of Oregon, Eugene Weekly, Federal Bar Association in Portland, Oregon Humanities Center's O'Fallon Memorial Lecture in Law and American Culture, University of Oregon Ethnic Studies Department, University of Oregon Center for Latina/o & Latin American Studies, University of Oregon Clark Honors College, University of Oregon Department of Educational Methodology, Policy, & Leadership, University of Oregon Graduate School, University of Oregon History Department, University of Oregon Office of Equity and Inclusion, University of Oregon Planning, Public Policy and Management program and the University of Oregon Academic Extension.

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