“Mapping the Ballot Box” Event at UC Berkeley

I’m looking forward to participating in this event:

MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2013 Symposium Agenda:

8:30-9:00 am: Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 am: Opening Remarks by Professor john a. powell, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society (Warren Room)

9:45-11:00 am:  The Historical Exclusion of Minority Elected Officials from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors & The Fight for Three Majority-Minority Supervisorial Districts (Warren Room)

9:45-11:00: am: Section 5 in a Colorblind Era: Constitutional Challenges Posed by the Contemporary Racial Order (Goldberg Room)

11:15-12:30 pm: Mapping Communities of Color: The Implications of 2010 Census Redistricting Plans on the 2012 General Election (Warren Room)

11:15-12:30 pm: Voter ID, Election-Roll Purging and the Coordinated New Assault on Minority Voting Rights (Goldberg Room)

12:45-2:00 pm: Ruth Chance Lecture by Professor Spencer Overton, George Washington University (Room 110) Lunch provided by student-run journals.

2:15-3:15 pm: Strategy Session Roundtables (Civic & Electoral Participation; Legal Scholarship & Theory; Litigation Strategies; Policy/Adovcacy Strategies)

3:30-5:00 pm: Panel Discussion- Racial Equity & VRA Litigation Strategies Beyond the Racial Binary (Goldberg Room)

5:00-6:30 pm: Reception & Closing Remarks, by Thomas A. Saenz, President & General Counsel, MALDEF (Warren Room)

All panels, workshops, and strategy sessions will take place at UC Berkeley School of Law.

For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at accessibility@berkeley.edu.

The Berkeley Journal of African-American Law & Policy and the La Raza Law Journal are proud to present:

A student-initiated symposium featuring panels, workshops, and strategy sessions about the battle over redrawing political boundaries, the consequences of restrictive voting laws during the 2012 election, and the most recent challenges to the Voting Rights Act. Speakers include advocates, practitioners, and scholars at the cutting-edge of voting rights litigation, political strategy, and scholarship on behalf of communities of color.

The following individuals are excited to share their voting rights work with you: Nancy Abudu (ACLU), Mike Baller (Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian), Mathew Barreto (Washington), Lisa Garcia-Bedolla (Berkeley), Guy-Uriel Charles (Duke), Joanna Cuevas Ingram (LCCR/CVRI), Katherine Culliton-Gonzalez (Advancement Project), Juan Cartagena (PRLDEF-Latino Justice), Kareem Crayton (UNC), Anita Earls (Southern Coalition for Social Justice), Nicholas Espiritu (MALDEF), Leobardo Estrada (UCLA), Luis Fuentes-Rowher (Indiana), Richard Hasen (UCI), Juan Carlos Ibarra (Advancement Project), Janai Nelson (St. John’s), Myrna Perez (Brennan Center), Spencer Overton (GWU), Robert Rubin (CVRI), & Thomas A. Saenz (MALDEF).

Generous support provided by:

Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice 

Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy

Center for Latino Policy Research

Haas Institute for a Fair & Inclusive Society


Registration closes on Thursday, February 28, 2013.


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