On Monday, February 27, 2017, the Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law at NYU School of Law will host its inaugural event, a conversation with three of the leading voices at the forefront of the struggle for racial justice and civil rights.

The Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, 83rd attorney general of the United States; Sherrilyn Ifill '87, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund; and Bryan Stevenson, professor of clinical law at NYU Law and founder and executive director of Equal Justice Initiative, will discuss the future of race and inequality in the United States.

Tony Thompson, professor of clinical law and faculty director of the Center on Race, Inequality and the Law at NYU Law, will moderate the discussion.

"The Future of Race + Inequality in the United States" will take place on Monday, February 27, 2017, 6-8pm at Tishman Auditorium in Vanderbilt Hall, NYU School of Law, 40 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012.

The event will bring together three of the leading voices at the forefront of the struggle for racial justice and civil rights to engage in a wide-ranging conversation about the challenges and opportunities presented by the dynamics of race and inequality in the 21st Century.

NYU Law’s newly created Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law will work to address injustices driven by racial bias, economic inequality, and other related, pernicious barriers to full participation in American society. The Center will engage in advocacy, shape policy, provide training, and collaborate with advocates, affected communities, students and thought leaders to advance social justice. The Center will be led by Thompson and Executive Director Vincent Southerland.

Due to seating capacity, registration is required. Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to Michelle Tsai, NYU Office of Public Affairs, at (212) 998-6849 or michelle.tsai@nyu.edu.

Press Contacts

Michelle Tsai
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(212) 998-6849
Jade McClain
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(646) 469-8496