The University of Alabama

‘Race and Gender Inequity Fifty Years Later’ Symposium at UA School of Law

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Alabama Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Law Review will host a one-day symposium, “The Legacy of 1964: Race and Gender Inequity Fifty Years Later,” April 4 at The University of Alabama School of Law.

The symposium is a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The passage of the Act marked the beginning of a new era of American public life. At the time it was enacted, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was perceived by many to be the codified culmination of decades of sustained effort to provide equal opportunity for women and racial minorities. To its supporters, the Act embodied a promise to end systemic, institutional and private barriers to women and racial minorities’ full and fair inclusion in the public and economic life of the nation.

The symposium will offer an examination of that promise from the vantage point of 2014. Calling together preeminent scholars in the study of race and sex equality, the symposium will explore the legacy of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, utilizing a diverse set of perspectives and methodologies.

The speakers will include Dorothy A. Brown, vice provost and professor of law, Emory University; Alfred L. Brophy, the Judge John J. Parker Distinguished Professor of Law, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Anthony E. Cook, professor of law, Georgetown University Law Center; Jasmine Gonzales Rose, assistant professor of law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law; Trina Jones, professor of law, Duke University School of Law; and Gregory Parks, assistant professor of law, Wake Forrest School of Law.

The event is open to the public and begins at 8:45 a.m. Those wishing to attend must register by March 14. Go to http://www.law.ua.edu/register to register for the symposium.

The Alabama Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review is committed to fostering scholarly dialogue in the vital and interconnected areas of civil rights and civil liberties. Founded in 2008, The ACRCLLR provides a platform for the development of innovative ideas within rights and liberties discourse. In its relatively short publication history, The ACRCLLR has established itself as a leading journal in its area, having published a rich slate of methodologically and intellectually diverse works from both eminent and emerging scholars.

The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.

  • CONTACT: Helen Cauthen, communication specialist, UA School of Law, 205/348-5195, hcauthen@law.ua.edu