|10:30am – 2:00pm||TMLS Black Women's Brunch|
CCJ 2.300 (Jamail Pavilion)
The Black Women’s Brunch is hosted by the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society at Texas Law and sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright. The purpose of the Black Women's Brunch is to empower Black women in the legal profession and provide a networking opportunity, connecting Black women in various stages of their careers. Those invited to attend are Black women legal professionals in Austin, particularly Texas Law Alumna, law students at UT, undergraduate students and those interested in pursuing a legal career. The event program will include a networking brunch and sessions centering experiences of Black women in the legal profession.For more information visit https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/18/70445/
|2:15pm||#FreeTheHair: Locking Black Hair to Civil Rights Movements|
CCJ 2.306 (Eidman Courtroom)
Saturday, February 18 at 2:15pm in Eidman Courtroom. Reception to follow. RSVP here: https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8ukPmitI1TwYj1I
Texas Law’s Office for Equity and Inclusion invites students, faculty, staff, and the general public to #FreeTheHair: Locking Black Hair to Civil Rights Movements with Professor D. Wendy Greene (Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law). Founder of the #FreeTheHair movement and a legal architect of the federal CROWN Act alongside parallel civil rights legislation, Professor Greene will discuss her legal scholarship and public advocacy combating race-based discrimination of African descendants when donning natural hairstyles like twists, braids, Afros and locs. As one of the nation's leading legal experts on "grooming codes discrimination" and Director of Kline Law's Center for Law, Policy, & Social Action, Professor Greene will also explore landmark U.S. legal reforms her scholarly activism is shaping, which redress this systematic form of racial discrimination and are transforming civil rights laws and discourse globally.
This event has been accredited by the State Bar of Texas for 1.00 hour of CLE credit.
Special thanks to the Diverse Voices Speaker Series Founding Sponsor, Vinson & Elkins LLP, and Partner Sponsor, Greenberg Traurig LLP.For more information visit https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/18/72406/
|4:00pm – 5:00pm||Grits Conference 2023|
TNH 2.137 (Gayle Classroom)
Extending the Green Wave: Lessons from Reproductive Justice Movements in Latin America 4-5pm Zoom + Viewing room in TNH 2.137For more information visit https://law.utexas.edu/calendar/2023/02/18/73086/