"From the Equal Rights Amendment to Black Lives Matter: Reflecting on Intersectional Struggles for Equality"

Event Date: 
Friday, January 29, 2021 - 10:30am to 3:00pm

This virtual law school symposium will explore the intersectional nature of race and sex (including LGBTQ+) equality movements, the contributions of activists with intersectional identities, and the potential role of intersectional theories to inform future efforts to advance race and sex equality. The symposium will culminate in a keynote speech by Elaine R. Jones at 1:45 p.m., the first Black woman to graduate from UVA Law School -- fifty years ago -- and the first Black woman to serve as Director-Counsel and President of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF). During the event, the 2021 Gregory H. Swanson Award will be presented.  Named after UVA’s first Black student, the award recognizes UVA law students who demonstrate courage, perseverance and a commitment to justice. Additional details, including Zoom registration TBD.

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Phone: +13017158592
Webinar ID: 932 4719 4516
Passcode: 034157

Symposium schedule

Panel I: 10:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m. EST

Break: 11:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Panel II: 12:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m.

Break: 1:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Gregory H. Swanson Student Award Presentation: 1:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m.

Keynote Lecture by Elaine Jones (LAW ’70) : 1:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m.


Contact Rebecca Klaff for more information. 

Presented by the Center for the Study of Race and Law and the Virginia Law Review. Co-sponsored by the UVA Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights, the Alumni Association event Retold: Celebrating the Women of UVA, and the student groups the Black Law Students Association, Lambda Law Alliance and Latin American Law Organization.