Does Affirmative Action Create Unfair Advantage?
Host: UCL Institute for Human Rights and The Equal Rights Trust
Dates: Thursday, June 19, 2014 6pm-7:30pm
Location: London, United Kingdom (UCL Faculty of Laws Moot Court)
Affirmative action to advance equality is a controversial issue in many countries. Black economic empowerment and employment equity measures have not made much headway in undoing apartheid’s legacy in South Africa and racial criteria in university admissions in the USA have been contested in the courts. At the same time constitutional provisions favoring Bumiputera in Malaysia put members of the group in a privileged position that arguably amounts to discrimination. In Britain, a different but also debated approach is taken – that of “positive duties” – in the new generation of equality legislation.
The 2014 Race & Pedagogy National Conference
Host: University of Puget Sound
Dates: September 25 – 27, 2014
Location: Tacoma, WA
Race and Pedagogy Initiative integrates intellectual assets of the campus into mutual and reciprocal partnership with local experience and expertise. The coalition engages campus and community in a sustained and committed effort to mitigate the effects of discrimination and structural racism, and thereby, improve education for all students. We build alliances and collaborate with individuals, groups, and organizations to research, develop, promote, celebrate, and support programs that aim to reduce inequities in education. We support projects that benefit and attract the participation of local, regional, and national audiences as a means to share understanding, expand horizons, and mobilize the work necessary to correct racial injustice.
Facing Race: A National Conference
Host: Applied Research Center
Dates: November 13 – 15, 2014
Location: Dallas, TX
Over 1,400 racial justice advocates gathered in Baltimore for Facing Race in 2012. Join the Applied Research Center in Dallas as the conversation continues.
National Petition: Demand for Full Review of El Paso Detention Center
“I write to ask for an immediate review of the El Paso Detention Center. Recently, in light of the public cases of the Dream 30 who were detained there, it has come to my attention that a great number of immigrants are being unjustly held in the El Paso Detention Center despite having already passed their credible fear interview.” SIGN NOW!