Paula Moya, Stanford University, "Reading Race: From Ferguson, Missouri to Morrison’s A Mercy and Back Again"
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2-4pm, Student Center Ballroom B
Despite claims by some people that they do not “see” race, social psychological researchers using a variety of measures have established that racial perception in the US is both automatic and widespread. But Americans do not just “see” race—we also “read” it, actively engaging in interpretive practices that draw upon widely available meanings attributable to particular bodies, behaviors, styles, and places. Such meanings motivate choices and also are recruited to justify behaviors. So, when white police officer Darren Wilson described the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown to the grand jury as huge, threatening, and “demon”-like, he tapped into a familiar narrative of black men as brutish, menacing, and singularly invulnerable—ostensibly providing the jury with the rationale they needed to absolve him of responsibility. In this talk, Moya discusses different forms of racial illiteracy—ranging from the claim that one does not “see” race to a belief in the innate biological inferiority of non-European peoples—before exploring how literary representations by writers such as Toni Morrison and Junot Diaz work to interrogate and also reshape Americans’ skewed racial schemas.
Co-sponsored with the SSU Philosophy Club
Melissa Farley, Prostitution Education and Research, "Prostitution, Human Rights Violations, and the Ethics of Research Neutrality"
Monday, Feb. 23, 10:30am-noon, Student Center Ballroom B
Co-sponsored with the Sonoma Freedom Project
Dr. Sahar Amer, University of Sydney, "What Is Veiling?"
Tuesday, April 14, 7:30pm, Schroeder Hall (Green Music Center)
Co-sponsored with the School of Arts & Humanities, Dept. of Modern Languages
Most Tuesdays, 1pm-2pm, Carson 56: Women of Philosophy, Pre-Law, and Ethics (WOPPLE)
Most Thursdays, Noon-1pm, Carson 56: Philosophy Club
Ron Sundstrom, Ph.D., University of San Francisco, "Multiracial Belonging and Betrayal"
Wednesday, April 16, 2-3:30, Student Center Ballroom B
Co-hosted by CELS and the SSU Philosophy Club
"Imagine Yourself," A Dialogue and Symposium
Chief Justice of California, Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye
with Angelica Quirarte, Jonathan Gomez, and Doug Bosco
Friday, April 11, 9-noon, Weill Hall
Presented by 10,000 Degrees Sonoma County and CELS
September 2, Eric Sinrod, Duane Morris LLP, "Risks and Liabilities in Cyberspace" - Click here for video
September 9, Brock Dolman, Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, "A Reverential Rehydration Revolution" - Click here for video
September 16, Andy Wallace, SSU Philosophy, "Compassion and Happiness" - Click here for video
September 23, Ian Haney- López, Boalt Hall and Demos, "Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class" - Click here for video
September 30, Cindy Cohn, Electronic Frontier Foundation, "NSA Spying, the Constitution, and You" - Click here for video
October 14, Irene Klaver, University of North Texas, Philosophy of Water Use Technology - Click here for video
October 28, Michael Carver and Jennifer Stock, Cordell Bank Marine Sanctuary (NOAA), "Whale Aware: How Industry, Government, and NGOs are Working Together to Reduce Strikes to Whales by Large Boats" - Click here for video
November 18, Robert Train, SSU Modern Languages, "The Right to Speak Our MInds and Our Languages: Toward an Ethics of Multilingualism in School and Society"- Click here for video
December 2, Warren Court Prize Presentations - click here for video
THE WORLD OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING: A Q&A WITH DR. MARY BURKE
Mary Burke, Executive Director, The Project to End Human Trafficking and Director, Doctoral Program in Counseling Psychology, Carlow University
Tuesday, November 19, Noon-1pm, Carson Hall 56
STAKEHOLDING AND SAFETY NETS: A CRITIQUE OF LIBERTARIANISM
Teed Rockwell, SSU Philosophy Department
Wednesday, October 30, 2-3:30, Cooperage 2
PROBLEMS WITH "BORN THAT WAY": SEXUAL ORIENTATION, SCIENCE, AND THE LAW
Ed Stein, Vice Dean, Professor of Law, and Director of the Gertrud Mainzer Program in Family Law, Policy, and Bioethics at Cardozo Law
Wednesday, September 25, 12-1pm, Darwin 103
Thursday, April 11: Manuel Vargas, University of San Francisco, Philosophy and Law School
NEGLIGENCE AND RESPONSIBILITY
Location: Schulz 3001, 1:30-3:00
Friday, April 5: Frank Wu, Chancellor and Dean, Hastings School of Law
2-3 PM: Q & A about law school with Frank Wu, the Dean and Chancellor of Hastings. Co-sponsored by CELS and the Pre-Law Society. Carson 56
Wednesday, March 27: Title IX events
Gender Equity Concerns Workshop for Students and Community Members, 4:30-6 pm in the Cooperage.
Donna Lopiano “Gender Equity and Title 9: It Isn’t Just About Sports," 7:30 pm The Cooperage
- Dr. Lopiano has served for 18 years as the University of Texas at Austin Director of Women’s Athletics and is a past-president of the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women. During her tenure at Texas, she constructed what many believed to be the premiere women’s athletics program in the country; twice earning the top program in the nation award. Recognized as one of the foremost national experts on gender equity in sport, Dr. Lopiano has testified about Title IX and gender equity before three Congressional committees and served as a consultant to the U.S. Office for Civil Rights Department of Health, Education and Welfare Title IX Task Force. The Sporting News has repeatedly listed her as one of “The 100 Most Influential People in Sports.”
Gender Equity Issues Workshop for Faculty, Staff, Coaches and Administrators, 10-11:30 am in Schulz 3001
Wednesday, February 6, 4 PM: The Center for Ethics, Law, and Society Inaugural Lecture
Judge Brad Seligman: Big Law, Small Law: Old and New Civil Rights in the 21st Century
Come join us hear Judge Seligman, SSU alum and accomplished class action civil rights lawyer, speak about civil rights! Judge Seligman's talk will help us officially open the Center. Wine and cheese reception to follow.
Location: Ives 101 (Warren Auditorium).