DC LERA Second Annual Virtual
Labor Law Forum
DC LERA is pleased to offer this ONLINE ONLY event in conjunction with two co-sponsors, ALLS and ACS.
10:00 am – 12:00 pm ET
16:00 pm to 18:00 pm CEST / GMT+2
“Constructing and Deconstructing Racism:
Tales of Work and Life in Virginia, the U.S., Europe, and South Africa”
Join the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (DC LERA) for its Second Annual Labor Law Forum, co-sponsored by the African Labour Law Society (https://africanlabourlaw.org/) and the American Constitution Society DC Lawyer Chapter (https://www.acslaw.org/chapter/dc-washington-dc/).
Our distinguished panel of academics and practitioners will discuss the construction and deconstruction of racism at work and in society through time and space, beginning in colonial Virginia and moving through modern Europe, South Africa, and the United States – including what efforts have been made in different countries to eliminate racism in the workplace and society, how historical segregation and exclusion are reconstituted in modern times, and what challenges remain.
Randolph M. McLaughlin, Of Counsel, Newman Ferrara LLP and Professor of Law, Elizabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University, New York City, New York. Author of 2019 article The Birth of a Nation A Study of Slavery in 17th Century Virginia (Hastings Race & Poverty Law Journal)
Dr. Sunnie Rucker-Chang, Associate Professor, Departments of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures and African American and African Studies. Co-Director of the Howard University Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Undergraduate Think Tank. The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Author of 2018 Article Challenging Americanism and Europeanism in the American South and the European Union (Journal of Transatlantic Studies).
Kgomotso Mufamadi, Law Lecturer, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa. Author of 2020 article The Subtleties of Racism in the South African Workplace (International Journal of Critical Diversity).
Rebecca Dixon, Executive Director, National Employment Law Project (NELP), Washington, District of Columbia. Experienced worker rights advocate, Expert in occupational segregation and Author of 2022 article Reversing Labor Laws Rooted in Slavery.
Registration and Bookings
Your ticket is complimentary of DC LERA, but we do ask that you reserve your seat by submitting this booking below.
Bookings are closed for this event.