ISPS Center for the Study of Inequality: EQUALITY RE-IMAGINED SCHEDULE

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Friday, February 6, 2015

9:30-10:00 Sign-in and Coffee: ISPS, 77 Prospect Street, Room A002
10:00-10:15 Opening Remarks (ISPS Room A002)
Vesla Weaver, Assistant Professor of Political Science and African American Studies, and Director of the ISPS Center for the Study of Inequality (I-CSI), Yale University
10:15-11:45 Panel 1: Political Inclusion, Representation, and Incorporation (ISPS Room A002)

Keith Bentele, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts Boston
"Black Votes Matter: Responding to State Voter Restrictions"

Jamelle Bouie, Staff Writer covering politics, policy, and race, Slate Magazine
“Fighting for Black Representation in the South”

Kareem Crayton, Associate Professor of Law, UNC School of Law, Chapel Hill
“Voting Rights for The Defense”

Richard Valelly, Claude C. Smith ’14 Professor of Political Science, Swarthmore College
“Policy Exhaustion: How The Voting Rights Act Got The Rap That It’s Obsolete”

Moderator: Jacob Hacker, Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS), Yale University

11:45-12:00 Break: Walk 1 block to luncheon venue at Woolsey Hall, 500 College Street, 2nd Floor
12:00-1:15 Lunch with Keynote: "The Tyranny of the Meritocracy" (Presidents' Room, 2nd Floor)

Lani Guinier, Bennett Boskey Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Introduction: Tracey Meares, Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law, Yale Law School

1:15-1:30 Break: Walk 1 block back to ISPS, 77 Prospect Street
1:30-3:00 Panel 2: Capital Formation & Monetary Crises (ISPS Room A002

Dorian Warren, Political Science and International & Public Affairs, Columbia University
"Race, Inequality and the Crisis of the American Labor Market"

Frederick Wherry, Professor of Sociology and DUS, Yale University
“From Economic Liberalism to Economic Justice: Why Conservatives Get It Wrong and Liberals Mess It Up”

Maya Wiley, Counsel to Mayor Bill de Blasio, City of New York

Patrick Sharkey, Associate Professor of Sociology, New York University
"Race Neighborhood Inequality, and Violent Crime"

Moderator: Gerald Jaynes, Professor of Economics and African American Studies, Yale University

3:00-3:30 Break
3:30-5:00 Panel 3: Punishment and Surveillance (ISPS Room A002)

Issa Kohler-Hausmann, Yale Law School and Department of Sociology, Yale University
“Mass Misdemeanors”

Kica Matos, Director of Immigrant Rights & Racial Justice, Center for Community Change
“Immigration Rights, Deportations and Inequality”

Peter Wagner, Executive Director, Prison Policy Initiative
“Serving No One: The Big Picture of Mass Over-criminalization”

Moderator: James Forman, Jr., Clinical Professor of Law and Supervising Attorney, Yale Law School

6:00 pm Adjournment and Reception: All invited (ISPS Common Room, First Floor)


Sponsored by the ISPS Center for the Study of Inequality at Yale Unversity

With additional support from the Yale Center for the Study of American Politics