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Ongoing Challenges of Disability Discrimination in Law, Politics and Society

Jasmine E. Harris and Ruth Colker
In conversation with Michele Bratcher Goodwin
March 1, 2021
As our fractured country moves forward after a year of social unrest and political division—how can we work towards inclusion, equity, and real change in our society? In celebration of Zero Discrimination Day, ALOUD is proud to welcome leading activists and academics for a discussion of the intersectional issues of gender, race, and disability rights. We’ll be joined by Jasmine Harris, Professor of Law and Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall Research Scholar at the University of California—Davis. An expert in disability law, antidiscrimination law, and evidence, Harris has published widely in law reviews as well as the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and more. Also joining the conversation, Ruth Colker is a leading scholar in the areas of Constitutional Law and Disability Discrimination. A Distinguished University Professor and Heck Faust Memorial Chair in Constitutional Law at Ohio State, Colker is the author of 16 books and more than 50 articles in law journals. With other special guests to be announced, longtime ALOUD favorite, Michele Bratcher Goodwin, will moderate the panel. Goodwin is a Chancellor’s Professor at the University of California, Irvine and Director of the Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy. ALOUD welcomes everyone to come together for this powerful discussion about how we can break barriers and overcome biases against communities that have been historically marginalized, overlooked, and misunderstood.
Presented in collaboration with the Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy at University of California, Irvine School of Law and UCI Center for Medical Humanities.
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