UC Law’s Freedom Center Journal & The Freedom Center Host Inaugural Symposium
The October 26, 2007 symposium explored history to craft strategies for social change
Cincinnati, OH—The inaugural symposium of the University of Cincinnati College of Law’s Freedom Center Journal, "Reconstructions: Historical Consciousness and Critical Transformation," explored the uses of history to understand ongoing subordination and to craft strategies for social change. Held on October 26, 2007 from 8:45 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. on the campus of the University of Cincinnati and at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, this event featured several panel discussions on the issues that have historically challenged races, as well as informative keynote addresses led by some of the nation’s critical thinkers.
This symposium, inspired by the work of Professor Angela Harris (Boalt Hall) and Professor Kimberle Crenshaw (UCLA and Columbia), focused on the use of history to understand current manifestations of subordination as a jumping off point to develop strategies for social change. Additional participants included the following professors:
The evening program, held at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, included a performance on the history of treatment to indigenous and Chicana women in the Southwest, performed by Montoya and Cruz, as well as a discussion by keynote speaker Angela Harris.