CSRRR Past Events

2014 Events

CSRRR 11th Annual Spring Lecture – Peggy McIntosh author of “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack”

March 14, 2014

Peggy McIntosh, author of “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,” made remarks on March 14 in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom for the Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations’ annual spring lecture.


2013 Events

Jan 25 Sister To Sister Meeting

Sister to Sister Meeting Jan. 25

Sister to Sister – Diversity Dialogues

March 15, 2013 and April 12, 2013

Download event flyer here [PDF 242KB]


2012 Events

CSRRR 10th Annual Spring Lecture – AT CLOSE RANGE: UF Scholars Analyze the Curious Case of Trayvon Martin

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Next year will mark the CSRRR’s 10th annual Spring Lecture. To highlight this milestone, we will host panel discussions around an important race-related issue and invite a top-notch speaker to address the topic. We chose the Trayvon Martin case as the theme for the panel topic (a follow-up to our Spring 2012 panel on the case). New York Times op/ed columnist, Charles Blow, has accepted our invitation to give the 2013 Spring Lecture. Mr. Blow has written eloquently and forcefully about the Trayvon Martin case. His March 16, 2012 editorial, “The Curious Case of Trayvon Martin,” presented the case to a national audience.


Honoring Black Leadership Events – W. George Allen 50th Anniversary Graduation Celebration

Held on October 12, 2012

Katheryn Russell-Brown and W. George Allen

Katheryn Russell-Brown and W. George Allen


School as Wonder, or Way Out

News article documenting UF Law professor’s participation in the coverage of the Trayvon Martin case and containing a list of those news articles.


Grad Student Brown Bag Lunch

Held on April 6, 2012,
UF Institute of Black Culture (IBC)

Luis A. Caraballo-Burgos & Ginger Jacobson, UF Sociology

Melanie Acosta & Diedre Houchen, UF College of Education, with CSRRR Director, Katheryn Russell-Brown


Graduate Student Presentations

Race and Hip Hop: Colorblindness in a Colorful Space. 
Luis A. Caraballo-Burgos & Ginger Jacobson, UF Sociology

Seeing the Invisible: Whiteness in Teacher Education, a Critical Race Theory Perspective.
Melanie Acosta & Diedre Houchen, UF College of Education

UF Graduate students will greatly benefit from the insights of their peers and Race Center affiliates.  Please support the work of our emerging race scholars.


9th Annual Spring Lecture: Slavery, Secession and the Constitution

March 21, 2012

Click here to download audio of the event. [WMA 9.01mb]


Does The Help, Help?

A Panel Discussion

March 16, 2012
12 noon – 1:30 p.m.
Ustler Hall Atrium, University of Florida

Just what are the implications of the novel and film—and the controversy generated about them—for our understanding of history, race, and the uses and abuses of domestic labor in the United States? What can we learn from having a “difficult” conversation about The Help?


Release of Journal of Law & Public Policy Symposium issue on race, with contributions by CSRRR affiliates and other scholars.

January 2012


Panel on The Journal of Law & Public Policy: Are We in a Post-Racial America?

February 8, 2012

Location: 180 Holland Hall

How do trends in race, human rights and justice demonstrate that America is or is not a post-racial society? Join us for a panel discussion and open forum where contributors to the Journal of Law & Public Policy special issue on race will discuss the current status of race in America.


2011 Events

CSRRR Fall Open House

Click here to view the 2011 CSRRR Fall Open House Invitation.

Covering the Struggle for Democracy, from Johannesburg to Cairo: A Conversation with Pulitzer Prize Winner Les Payne.


2010 Events

Guest professor, author discusses mass incarceration

September 22

Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Professor Michelle Alexander and author of “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” lectured about race in America.


Spring Lecture 2010

March 31

Robert Chang is Professor of Law and is the founding director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality at Seattle University.

In his talk, Professor Chang discussed the recent Supreme Court case, Ricci v. DeStefano, a case involving a group of firefighters and the City of New Haven. He explored the tension that exists between the opinions with regard to the appropriate temporal framework to consider in evaluating the actions of the City of New Haven.

Ricci, Race, and Equal Protection


2009 Events

2009 Spring Lecture

Levin College of Law
Professor Sherrilyn Ifill, 2009 Spring Lecture: Redefining Civil Rights After Obama

The Invisible Weight of Whiteness: The Racial Grammar of Everyday Life in America

March 18

with Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Professor of Sociology, Duke University


2008 Events

Reading Program Initiative

Reading Program Initiative Site


On Point Bulletin: Hurricane Katrina and its Aftermath. A Curriculum Resource Guide.


Griot Justice Oral Competition 2008

Competition Program [4.3MB PDF}

Spring Lecture: Judge Stephan P. Mickle Celebrating Ten Years on the Federal Bench


Lecture Program [4.88MB PDF]


2007 Events

Spring Lecture

Levin College of Law

A Nation of Minorities: Race, Ethnicity, and Reactionary Colorblindness. Ian F. Haney López

Lecture Program [437kb PDF]

A Series of Unfortunate Events? A Look at Race


February 26

2006 Events

Race and Law Curriculum Workshop Conference Proceedings

For three days in February of 2005, a small gathering of legal educators, students, and staff members assembled at the University of Florida. The participants considered how race affects legal education and how to make race more salient in the law school curriculum. The conversations were rich, the insights were deep, and the promise of change was palpable.


Spring Lecture 2006

April 11

Sheila Foster, Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law, spoke on the topic of “The Racial Ecologoy of a Natural Disaster.” Topic: “The Racial Ecology of a Natural Disaster.”

Speaker profile


2005 Events

Playing the Race Card

Levin College of Law
November 9

Lecture and discussion forum


Spring Lecture 2005

UF College of Law, Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center
April 11

Paul Finkelman, University of Tulsa College of Law, spoke on the topic of “Affirmative Action for the Master Class: Understanding the Proslavery Constitution and Its Implications for 21st Century America.”


Race and Law Curriculum Workshop

Hilton Hotel and Conference Center
February 24

This inaugural meeting was designed to bring together law professors across the nation to discuss how issues of race are incorporated into law school teaching and curriculum. Panels, led by some of the nation’s leading race scholars, addressed: race and pedagogy, where race fits in the law school curriculum and the consequences of teaching race.


2004 Events

UF Faculty Reading Initiative

University of Florida
July 7

UF President J. Bernard Machen announced the Faculty Reading Initiative (FRI) co-sponsored by the Office of the President and the Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations (CSRRR).

The selected text for the Initiative will be, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race (Basic Books, 2003) by Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum. This book features a frank and wide-ranging discussion of race and race relations.


Spring Lecture 2004

Emerson Alumni Hall
April 12


Paul Butler, George Washington University Law School, spoke on the topic of “Much Respect: Toward a Hip-Hop Theory of Punishment”

UF conference marks 50th anniversary of Brown ruling
Hilton Hotel and Conference Center
March 22

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