St. John's University School of Law Presents:
MAKING HISTORY: Race, Gender, and the Media in the 2008 Elections Symposium
The Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic Development at St. John's University School of Law and the Journal of Legal Commentary are pleased to announce a symposium, MAKING HISTORY: Race, Gender, and the Media in the 2008 Elections.
This symposium is free and open to the public.
History has already been made in the 2008 U.S. presidential primary elections and the outcome of the general elections may set new precedent. Moreover, issues of race, gender, and the media have come to define this election cycle. The MAKING HISTORY symposium will investigate the subjects of race, gender, and the media in the 2008 elections by examining these issues independently, in relation to one another, and within the broader context of law and policy.
This interdisciplinary symposium is comprised of a series of engaging and expert panel discussions, featured dialogues, and addresses, including a keynote address by DONNA BRAZILE, the first African American to lead a major presidential campaign, Chair of the Democratic National Committee's Voting Rights Institute (VRI), and Founder and Managing Director of Brazile and Associates, LLC.
In addition, Gwen Ifill of Washington Week and moderator of the 2008 presidential debate on October 2, will be featured in a dialogue with her cousin, noted critical race and election law scholar, Sherillyn Ifill, on the impact of elections on American politics. This discussion will be moderated by New York Daily News Columnist Errol Louis. Other speakers include renowned scholars, practitioners, activists, government officials and political commentators. For a full list of speakers, click here.