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Racial Justice Community Conversations Panel Discussion

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Race & Law: The Capitol Insurrection v. Black Lives Matter Protests

Our goal is to facilitate a high level panel discussion about the stark difference in the treatment of Black Lives Matter protests throughout the summer of 2020, and the capitol riots of January 6th, 2021. Our panelists will discuss and unpack how during many BLM protests there was a heavy police presence, while during the capitol riots there was a tremendous lack of police and also actual active duty law enforcement that participated in the riots. Also, our panelists will discuss the differences between peaceful lawful assembly, looting, and rioting, and how the media has influenced how peaceful demonstrations have been misconstrued at times.

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PANELISTS:

AYESHA BELL HARDAWAY
Assistant Professor of Law & Director, Social Justice Law Center
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Hardaway is an Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and the Director of the Criminal Clinic in the Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic. As a member of the faculty, Hardaway has taught as a clinician in the areas of health law, civil litigation and criminal justice. Her research and scholarship interests include the intersection of race and the law, constitutional law, criminal law, policing and civil litigation.

CHRISTOPHER MCNEAL '16
Managing Partner, McNeal Legal Services, LLC

Christopher McNeal, Esq., founded McNeal Legal Services, LLC to provide competent, comprehensive legal services,and zealous legal advocacy. Located in Bedford Heights, Ohio, MLS is a full-service law firm, providing vigorous criminal defense representation, civil rights advocacy, family, and business legal services. McNeal served honorably in the United States Army as an Intelligence Analyst, and has trained hundreds of soldiers as a Department of Defense Contractor. McNeal is an active member of Black Lives Matter Cleveland, the Norman S. Minor Bar Association, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and the Ohio State Bar Association.

REGINALD OH
Professor of Law, CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Reginald Oh brings years of teaching experience and a lengthy roster of publications and presentations in this country and abroad. Professor Oh is a prolific scholar whose work is most often a careful examination of distributive justice, including the ways in which justice succeeds or fails when gender and race are involved. At Cleveland-Marshall, Professor Oh teaches Civil Procedure, a Constitutional Law Seminar on the Fourteenth Amendment, and a seminar on Legal Issues in Education. Professor Oh is also a widely sought and widely traveled lecturer; in a two-year span he spoke at more than 30 national and international conferences.

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ZOOM
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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Racial Justice Community Conversations Film Series

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Racial Justice Community Conversations Film Series presents:

King in the Wilderness

Friday, April 23

6:30 - 9:00 pm

Together, we will view the critically acclaimed documentary, King in the Wilderness, with a panel discussion, led by Chuka Anyafo , 2L, and including fellow students panelists, about the documentary's value and the message that resonates today. King in the Wilderness chronicles the final chapters of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life, revealing a conflicted leader who faced an onslaught of criticism from both sides of the political spectrum.

 

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Friday, April 23, 2021 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
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Monday Morning Message 3.15.21 In the Cabinet!

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Monday Morning Message 3.1521 In the Cabinet!

“The housing crisis isn’t isolated by geography. It is the daily reality for tens of millions of our fellow Americans - people in blue states and red states, in cities and small towns. My first priority as Secretary would be to alleviate that crisis and get people the support they need to come back from the edge.” – HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge

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CMLAW BLSA Virtual Annual Scholarship Banquet

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Please join us for the CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Black Law Students Association's annual banquet, which will be held virtually this year. The banquet celebrates the success of BLSA members and awards a scholarship for a Cleveland-area high school student to lessen college tuition costs. 

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Speakers

Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and chair of African American Studies at Princeton University. Glaude is the author of Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul and Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own. Glaude is also a columnist for Time magazine and a regular contributor on MSNBC.


Imani Capri

Imani Capri is an experienced motivational speaker, award-winning writer, published author, and on-air radio personality on a mission to elevate the voices of women and girls, and to inspire audiences across the world to get in relationship with their inner courage, power and greatness. She has appeared on various media outlets including CBS National Morning and Evening news, The Christian Science Monitor magazine, Cleveland news media: WKYC Channel 3, WEWS Channel 5, WERE-AM 1490 radio, and Florida radio WFSU.


Eris Eady

The life work of Eris Eady is to engage all people on topics of diversity, leadership, and social justice. It is for this reason that she uses love of creative arts, leadership development and service learning to effect change in the city of Cleveland and beyond. Eris has spent the majority of their career working in Ohio non-profit organizations including: The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio, Planned Parenthood, The Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center, and the LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland. 

Currently Eris is the Digital Organizing Manager for the Alliance for Safety and Justice, a national criminal justice reform organization that centers survivors of crime.

 


 

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Zoom
Event date: 
Friday, April 16, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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BLSA Virtual Annual Scholarship Banquet

Faculty Spotlight Series

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1.0 credit hours
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FEATURED SPEAKER: 
Professor Mark Sundahl
Director, Global Space Law Center

Contracting with nasa: how to take advantage of nasa's public/private partnerships & counsel your clients

NASA is a world leader in creating a variety of opportunities for the participation of private companies to further NASA missions and support the development of the aerospace industry. From traditional federal acquisition processes, to the more flexible Space Act Agreements and the licensing of NASA techologies, NASA offers a variety of partnership opportunities. Which approach you take is the question that will be addressed in this fascinating CLE program about the private space industry.

 

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Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Faculty Spotlight Series

Facing and Confronting our History

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The CSU Cleveland-Marshall Law School Name Committee will host this Zoom webinar forum.

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In the summer of 2020, we learned about a petition urging CSU Cleveland-Marshall and UIC John Marshall Law School to remove any reference to Chief Justice John Marshall in our law schools’ names because of Chief Justice Marshall’s association with slavery. Dean Fisher immediately formed a Law School Name Committee consisting of faculty, staff, students, and alumni to seek wide input, develop findings and options, and make a recommendation to our faculty for consideration about whether “Marshall,” named after Chief Justice John Marshall, should be removed from our Law School’s name, and if so, a recommendation about the new name of our Law School. Ultimately, a name change will be a university decision.

Dean Fisher has publicly noted that we must take the petition to change the name of our law school and the spirit in which it was written very seriously. Our law school rejects and condemns racism in all its forms - overt, covert, and systemic, and we accept our responsibility to evaluate our role in perpetuating racism, whether it is conscious or unconscious.

The Committee has decided to host some forums this semester to provide context to the issue of whether “Marshall” should be removed from our law school name. The March 22 forum is focused on how institutions such as ours should approach important decisions like the one before us and how we should face, understand, confront, and reckon with our nation's history and its legacy.

These forums are not intended to directly deal with the question of whether we should change our name or to advocate for any particular viewpoint. Rather, the purpose is to better understand how historians view institutional name changes and how other institutions have approached similar issues. The forums will intentionally present differing views and opinions on this subject.

Removing “Marshall” from our law school’s name would be a very consequential decision by the College of Law and Cleveland State University that requires careful study and thoughtful consideration of different viewpoints from our entire law school and university community. The legacy of Chief Justice John Marshall is complex and we are drawing on scholarly expertise to explore and examine that legacy as a part of our process.

We are an historic institution and are very proud of our iconic history. The Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is the direct descendant of two law schools, the Cleveland Law School founded in 1897, and the John Marshall School of Law, founded in 1916. In 1946, the two law schools merged to become Cleveland-Marshall Law School. In 1969, the law school joined Cleveland State University and was renamed the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University. We consistently have been the law school for many women and men who have broken gender, race, ethnic, economic, and generational barriers to make change and advance progress in social justice, civil rights, and public service.

In considering a name change, we will incorporate wide input and will be guided by our proud history, our guiding values, our law school’s mission Learn Law. Live Justice, and the values and mission of Cleveland State University.

Forum Panelists :

Professor Garrett Epps

Professor Garrett Epps is Legal Affairs Editor of The Washington Monthly. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Baltimore School of Law. He has also taught Constitutional Law at American University, Boston College, Duke, and the University of Oregon. His books include Democracy Reborn: The Fourteenth Amendment and the Fight for Civil Rights in Post-Civil War America and American Epic: Reading the US Constitution.

 

 

 


Professor Jacqueline Jones 

Professor Jacqueline Jones is President of the American Historical Association and the Ellen C. Temple Professor of Women’s History and Mastin Gentry White Professor of Southern History at the University of Texas at Austin, where she teaches courses in American history. Before coming to UT, she taught at Wellesley College, Brown University, and Brandeis University. She is president of the American Historical Association. She was a MacArthur Fellow from 1999 to 2004. Jones is the author of several books, including A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama’s America.


Professor Ashley N. Woodson

Professor Ashley N. Woodson is the Assistant Director of the National Center of Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan. Prior to this appointment, she served in the Center for Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh, and the Carter Center for K-12 Black History Education at the University of Missouri. She is co-editor of the volume, The Future Is Black: Afropessimism, Fugitivity and Radical Hope in Education with Carl A. Grant and Michael Dumas.

 

 

 


 

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Zoom Webinar
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Monday, March 22, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
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Facing and Confronting our History

Monday Morning Message 3.1.21 Announcing Our 2021 Hall of Fame Inductees

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Monday Morning Message 3.1.21 Announcing Our 2021 Hall of Fame Inductees

“Life is no ‘brief candle’ to me. It is sort of a splendid torch which I have a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it over to future generations.” ― George Bernard Shaw

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"Love is Love" Panel Event

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OUTlaw presents... LOVE IS LOVE

Join OUTlaw and C|M|Law faculty for a casual discussion on the seminal "right to love" cases, Obergefell v. Hodges and Loving v. VA, and the constitutional principles that established marital equality.
 
March 4, 2021 @ 4:00 p.m.

https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/89861798471

 

** Please note that this is NOT an event to litigate the validity of the holdings of these cases or any moral objections to same-sex or interracial marriage. Intolerance will not be tolerated.***"

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Official Book Launch: 'Trying Times' by Terry Gilbert

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Join us for the Official Launch party for C|M|LAW alumnus Terry Gilbert's book, Trying Times. This virtual event will take place on March 25 from 5:30-6:30 pm.

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Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law is proud to partner with Act 3 publishers to host the official launch party for CSU C|M|LAW alumnus and Hall of Fame Member Terry Gilbert's book, Trying Times. The free, virtual event will take place on March 25 from 5:30-6:30 pm.

“I am delighted to join with CSU C|M|LAW to officially launch my memoir, Trying Times,” said Gilbert, a 1973 CSU C|M|LAW graduate. “My deep roots with the law school as a student in the early 70’s profoundly impacted my commitment to social justice. In the midst of dramatic political and cultural change, I and my fellow students pushed for a more progressive approach to legal education and programs as a vehicle to address societal inequities. Trying Times discusses the critical role Cleveland-Marshall played in shaping my career as an activist lawyer.”

Trying Times recounts Gilbert’s 50-year struggle as a people’s lawyer that was forged during the social upheaval of the 1970s. Dedicating his life to pursuing justice for the disenfranchised, Gilbert puts his cases in historical context and demonstrates that even losing a case can move public opinion in the direction of equity. It was Gilbert who, in the early ’70s, filed one of the first lawsuits against the Cleveland Indians to stop what he believed was their stereotyping of indigenous people.

“Terry Gilbert’s life story explains the importance of challenging the status quo and breaking down barriers,” said CSU C|M|LAW Dean and Dean and Joseph C. Hostetler-BakerHostetler Chair in Law Lee Fisher who wrote the foreword to the book. “He has used his voice and his expert knowledge of the law to be a warrior for change and a guardian of justice.”

Written in collaboration with Carlo Wolff, Gilbert’s memoir attests to the two Americas: one for the wealthy and powerful and the other for minorities and the poor. Gilbert’s notable legal career includes teaming with legendary radical lawyer William Kunstler to defend native Americans at Wounded Knee and his advocacy on behalf of Sam Reese Sheppard seeking to clear the name of his father, Dr. Sam Sheppard. 

“This is our latest published memoir of game-changing professionals including rock promoter Mike Belkin, award-winning journalist Dave Lange, and pioneering architect Robert P. Madison,” said Act 3 managing partner and Trying Times editor Jaime Lombardo. “Terry’s colorful career began in Cleveland, but its impact has gone nationwide. His struggle against the system began over 50 years ago, and it still resonates clearly in 2021.”

While attending CSU C|M|LAW, Gilbert helped fight for changes to the law school’s curriculum and clinics to acknowledge social justice issues. He completed internships for the ACLU and the National Lawyers Guild, where he represented Ohio University students arrested for a Vietnam War protest. Gilbert has expressed that those early opportunities to apply his legal knowledge in the field were important to the success of his practice.

Gilbert, who was recognized with the Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association’s Alumni of the Year Award in 2014 and was inducted as an inaugural member into CSU C|M|LAW’s Hall of Fame in 2018, has remained active with his alma mater along with long-time partner and fellow CSU C|M|LAW Hall of Fame Member Gordon Friedman, who Gilbert met as a student while Friedman was a professor at the law school. Terry and his wife Robin established the Terry and Robin Gilbert Social Justice Fellowship at CSU C|M|LAW, to support students and new graduates looking to work with public interest groups, government offices, or to advocate, represent, or do research in the areas of civil and human rights and criminal justice.

 

For more information or to purchase Trying Times visit tryingtimes.act3creative.com/

Cleveland.com article Lawyer Terry Gilbert’s memoir deals with fighting for civil rights through ‘Trying Times’

 

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Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
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