The Georgetown Journal of Law and Modern Critical Race Perspectives is excited to announce its 2015 Symposium, “The Moynihan Report: 50 Years Later.” The event will be held at Georgetown’s Law Center (600 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, DC) in the Gewirz Student Center on the 12th floor from 10am-4pm.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
The Symposium is broken into 3 different segments (10am-12pm: Introduction & Critiques of the Moynihan Report, 12-1pm: Criminal Justice System & Violence, 2:30-4pm: The Black Family). If you are able to attend the entire symposium or even one panel of the three, please RSVP.
In 1965, the Department of Labor released a report titled, “The Negro Family: The Case for National Action,” authored by Sen. Daniel Moynihan. The report argued that the decline of nuclear families in the black community would lead to high levels of poverty and that combating poverty required strengthening families, especially Black men.
Fifty years after the release of this controversial report, the MCRP journal will evaluate, through the lens of modern critical race theorists, if the same themes still plague the black community, enabling poverty to thrive, and if so, why. Panelists will discuss the shifting notion of “family” throughout the years, the education system, employment, and violence between minorities and law enforcement. This symposium will bring together leading scholars and practitioners that can help break down these overarching topics that are so often discussed in relation to the black community. Come join us for thought-provoking conversation and lively debate on topics that are still very relevant to us today.
Georgetown’s Paul Butler
Gary Peller, Georgetown Law
Anthony Cook, Georgetown Law
Lisa Crooms, Howard University
Wendy Greene, Samford University
Spencer Overton, George Washington University
Donald Tibbs, Drexel University
Justin Hansford, St. Louis University
Verna Williams, University of Cincinnati
Reginald Robinson, Howard University