About the Conference
Brooklyn Law School is proud to host the joint 2017 Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty (CAPALF) and Northeast People of Color (NEPOC) Legal Scholarship Conference. The theme of this year’s conference is “Law, Intersectionality, and the Next Wave of Social Movements in the Trump Era.” From LGBTQ rights to DREAMers to the Movement for Black Lives to new forms of labor organizing among precarious, low-wage, on-demand workers, the social movements of today are increasingly operating at the intersections of multiple communities, identities, and structural injustices. This in turn has created a unique confluence of alliances, collaborations, and common purposes in addressing underlying structural exclusions, inequities, and imbalances of power. Yet as the 2016 election revealed so starkly, these movements for equality and inclusion have also provoked a virulent reactionary populism and counter-reaction.
What are the opportunities, challenges, and implications of these 21st century movements? As scholars and activists, what role can we play in forging new alliances and strengthening existing ones, advancing the goals of these social movements, and furthering longer-term political and social power? How do we encourage even more conversation between scholars and activists to effect real change? How do we ensure that these new alliances among multiple communities advance common goals without obscuring real differences? And how should we understand and gird ourselves against the various forms of counter-reactions, including those based on the fear of a majority-minority America? These are just some of the questions this conference will address.
Brooklyn Law School
250 Joralemon Street
Please respond by May 15
Guests may register for one or both days of the conference. The registration fee will cover the following (subject to change):
Friday: Morning continental breakfast, lunch, coffee & snack break.
Saturday: Morning continental breakfast, lunch, coffee & snack break, dinner and award ceremony.
The conference registration fees are as follows:
Two Day Registration Fees:
$125 Full-time Law Professors, Payment due by May 15
$70 Others (not including Law School students), Payment due by May 15
One Day Registration Fees:
$75 Full-time Law Professors, Payment due by May 15
$35 Others (not including Law School students), Payment due by May 15
The program is free of charge for Law School students. Registration is required. Space is limited.
Below are links to travel/hotel information, panel descriptions and a call for panel presentations, WIPs, and a call for award nominations and important deadlines:
For Travel and Hotel InformationClick Here:
(Deadline for discounted rate at Brooklyn Marriott is May 4; deadline for discounted rate at Nu Hotelis May 2)
Panel Descriptions and Call for Group Panels and Individual Papers Click Here: (Deadline for proposing a group panel: February 28)
Call for Professional Development Workshops, Works In Progress, Award Nominations Click Here:
(Deadlines for all of the above: February 28)