Saturday, February 27, 2010

Intersectionality Conference at UCLA Law, March 11-13: Devon Carbado, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Angela Harris, Catharine MacKinnon, Mari Matsuda, Dorothy Roberts, and Patricia Williams and other presenters!!!

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Cross posted from here @ Concurring Opinions.

Quick Reminder: Intersectionality Conference at UCLA Law, March 11-13

posted by Kaimipono D. Wenger
I blogged about it a few months ago, when the call for papers was still open. Now that the conference is just around the corner, here’s another short reminder.

The UCLA Critical Race Studies program – along with a great group of co-sponsors including the Women and Law Project at Thomas Jefferson Law School, the Women of Color Collective at UCLA, the Williams Institute, LatCrit Inc., and a dozen more – is hosting a not-to-be-missed conference on intersectionality. Speakers include, just to name a few, Devon Carbado, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Angela Harris, Catharine MacKinnon, Mari Matsuda, Dorothy Roberts, and Patricia Williams, along with dozens of other leading scholars of feminist legal theory, critical race theory, intersectionality, and a variety of related topics touching on different marginalized groups.

More information, including schedule and registration information, is available at the conference website. I hope to see many of you there!

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Here is more information about this conference from *here*:

03.11.10 @ UCLA, California, USA

4th Annual CRS Symposium             

Event DescriptionEvent Description

 Since the publication of Kimberlé Crenshaw's formative articles - Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race & Sex (1989), and Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics & Violence Against Women of Color (1994) - the concept of intersectionality has traversed more than a dozen academic disciplines and transnational and popular political discourse, generated multiple conferences, monographs, and anthologies, and animated hundreds of articles and essays. In the twenty years since Crenshaw introduced intersectionality, critiques of identity politics and multiculturalism and, more recently, claims of a "post-racial" era have blossomed. In 2010, we will re-visit the origins of intersectionality as a theoretical frame and site of legal interventions and consider its still unfolding potential for unmasking subordination and provoking social change. 
l for Proposals
Key areas of inquiry include:
a) Intersectionality Across Disciplines, with particular emphasis on research methodologies, new applications and comparative analyses;
b) Intersectional Praxis, engaging the integration of theory with advocacy and activism, and concerned with the practical dilemmas entailed in navigating intersections of race, gender, class, age, disability, religion, sexuality, citizenship, ethnicity and/or related dynamics;
c) Intersectionality and Post-racialism, particularly highlighting the contradicting ways that intersectionality has been positioned as both a precursor to post-racialism and as a critique of its symbolic content;
d) Intersectionality and Transnationalism, specifically recognizing the intersecting dynamics of subordination that sustain, transgress or delineate borders and highlighting discourses that disrupt the premises of globalization, imperialism and international law;
e) Intersectionality Embodied, interrogating how intersectionality plays out in the production of legitimate and illegitimate sexualities, the construction of normative, (de)valued, or able bodies, and the challenges in deploying discourses of rights and recognition as interventionist tools. 

Please submit questions about the event and proposals to

crs_registation_details.jpgRegistration Details

Early Registration is encouraged and available until January 25, 2010:                 $150 per person
General Registration from January 26, 2010 - February 14, 2010:                       $175 per person
Late Registration from February 15, 2010 - on site registration during event:       $200 per person

Registration is free to UCLA students and to law students and faculty at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law and UCLA Law, who sign-up for the event ahead of time.  To sign-up, please register using the form below and provide name, department, and send your UCLA/TJSL Identification number to

UCLA faculty may register for a reduced rate at $70.00 for the entire event or $30.00 for partial/daily attendance.

Registration PaymentRegistration Payment

We have recently updated the symposium registration page and online payment form.  If you have already registered and submitted your payment, you do not have to use the link before to do so again.  If you registered without making a payment or are doing so for the first time, please use the link below to submit an online payment:
If you prefer to pay for registration by check, please mail to:

                                                               Christine Tran
                                             UCLA School of Law - Accounting Office,
                                                   405 Hilgard Avenue - Box 951476
                                                        Los Angeles, CA 90095

Symposium Lodging

If you register for the CRS symposium and need housing during your stay, you are eligible for a reduced rate at the Hotel Angeleno.  Please click here for more information.

The Women of Color Collective at UCLA School of Law has identified UCLA students who can offer free housing to other students who are travelling to Los Angeles for the symposium.  Please contact Ayanna London at for more information.

crs_program schedule.pngProgram Schedule

Please review the symposium agenda.  All the times listed on the schedule are final.  All acrtivities will take place on the UCLA campus.  Panel descriptions, presenters, building locations, and room numbers for each session will be added shortly.  There will be at least 50 concurrent sessions, some of which we anticipate will be eligible for additional CLE credit.  Please check this page regularly for updates.

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  1. You're so welcome, Black Butterfly!

    If you or anyone you know goes, I'll be sooooo interested to get a report.

    If I could, I'd go... in a heartbeat.

    Wow: what a line-up!

  2. Actually, I do know people who are going--one plans to attend because I posted your link on my FB page (she's a former UCLA Law student!). I love sharing information; so yes, you'll receive a report! =)

  3. That's completely wonderful, Black Butterfly!!!! Thanks for sending out the link!! :)