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ACS, BLSA Speaker Series: 'Strengthen Your Understanding: Honest Perspectives on Race, Education and Property'

Thursday, 03 September, 2020

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SLU LAW's American Constitution Society (ACS) and Black Law Students Association (BLSA) will host a five-week speaker series titled "Strengthen Your Understanding: Honest Perspectives" at 5 p.m. on Thursdays covering topics related to racial injustice in St. Louis.

The series will run from Aug. 27 through Sept. 24, via Zoom.
Register in advance at this link:
https://slu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qcuGgqDIrHtRRmq3xGuM4uwiga3TpbZ1i
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

1.2 hours MO CLE credit available, including 1.2 ethics hours and 1.2 elimination of bias hours.


Sept. 3: Race, Education and Property
Week 2 will be presented by Professor Ebony M. Duncan-Shippy of Washington University in St. Louis and Professor Monica Eppinger of Saint Louis University School of Law.

Ebony M. Duncan-ShippyEbony M. Duncan-Shippy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Washington University in St. Louis

Ebony M. Duncan-Shippy, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Education at Washington University in St. Louis. She examines the impacts of race and racism on education reform policy, school-community relationships, and the schooling experiences of marginalized youth in the United States. Her current work examines the implications of charter schools and school choice for racial disparities in education and the social correlates and determinants of school closures in predominately African American communities. Her newest book, Shuttered Schools: Race, Community, and School Closures in American Cities, analyzes the disproportionate impact of public school closures on African American students in cities across the U.S.

Monica EppingerMonica Eppinger, Ph.D., J.D.
Associate Professor; Co-Director, Center for International and Comparative Law
Monica Eppinger, Ph.D., J.D., is a SLU LAW associate professor and co-director of the Center for International and Comparative Law (CICL). She teaches Property, Anthropology of Law and National Security, among other courses, and her work uses ethnographic tools to investigate law as a tool of social change at home and abroad. Before entering academia, Eppinger served in the United States diplomatic corps as a tenured Foreign Service Officer for nine years, with tours of duty or policy-making experience in Nigeria, Ukraine, Eastern Europe, Caspian energy, and West African security. 

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Series Schedule
Aug. 27: The History of Racial Injustice in St. Louis
Sept. 3: Race, Education and Property
Sept. 10: Access and Healthcare
Sept. 17: Violence Against Black Bodies and the Police
Sept. 24: Racial Injustice in St. Louis. Where do we go from here?

Contact Raina Brooks and Chandni Challa with questions.

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