The Denna & Estella Strickland Story: Lost, But Not Forgotten

On Saturday, October 15, 2022, CRRJ joined the family and descendants of Denna and Estella Strickland to honor their lives and legacy. On October 17, 1932, 52-year-old Denna Strickland and her daughter, 25-year-old…

By Hands Now Known: Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Digital Archive Conference

Please join the Civil Rights & Restorative Justice Project at our all-day hybrid conference on Friday, October 7, 2022 to mark the release of the Burnham-Nobles Digital Archive and the publication of the book By…

Buffalo: In Tribute and Solidarity

We mourn with Buffalo communities and share their grief. We stand in support and solidarity. We struggle against the racial violence that touches every facet of our country’s experience. On Thursday, May 19,…

Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health – What’s Up With That????

On May 6, 2022, the Center for Law, Equity and Race hosted a discussion on the draft opinion in the abortion case that would overrule Roe v. Wade.  Host:Deborah JacksonManaging Director, Center for…

Workshop Series: The Silent Shore

On April 6, 2022, CRRJ hosted a Workshop Series event with Professor Charles Chavis, Jr., assistant professor of Conflict Resolution and History at George Mason University.  Professor Chavis discussed his book, The Silent Shore:…

Remembering those lynched in Lafayette County, Mississippi, 1885-1935

On April 2, 2022, CRRJ affiliate Professor Diane Harriford of Vassar College and former CRRJ clinic student Kyleen Burke attended an event in Oxford, Mississippi honoring the lives of seven African-American men who…

Racial Redress and Reparations Conference – 2021

On December 1, 2021, CRRJ and the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University convened a conference on policy approaches to redressing historical racial harms. Recent years have seen heightened…

Courts and the Abolition Movement

On July 21, 2021, CRRJ hosted a workshop series event with Matthew Clair, Assistant Professor of Sociology and (by courtesy) Law at Stanford University, and Amanda Woog, Executive Director of Texas Fair Defense Project.

Black Ghosts of Empire: The Long Death of Slavery and the Problem of Emancipation

On March 21, 2021, CRRJ hosted a workshop series event with Kris Manjapra, Associate Professor of History at Tufts.

Workshop Series: Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission

On March 17, 2021, CRRJ hosted a workshop series event with Maya Davis about the Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Race, Justice, and the Law

CRRJ’s Legal Fellow, Raymond Wilkes, was a featured guest panelist at “Better Through Books: Race, Justice & The Law Panel Discussion” on Thursday, March 11.

Restorative Approaches and Policing Institute: Restorative Responses to Harm Caused by Police

On February 11 and 12, 2021, CRRJ Legal Fellows Raymond Wilkes and Katie Sandson spoke on a panel titled Restorative Responses to Harm Caused by Police. The panel was part of the Restorative Justice and Policing Institute, hosted…

Lynching: Reparations as Restorative Justice (Virtual Conference)

On November 17, 2020, CRRJ brought descendant families together with leaders of US reparations movements, racial justice activists, and scholars to discuss compensatory reparations…

DLF2020 Forum: Recording Restorative Justice and Accountability

On November 9, 2020, CRRJ hosted a panel at the Digital Library Federation annual conference called “Recording Restorative Justice and Accountability: The Burnham-Nobles Digital Archive.”

Remembrance and Repair Conference (Birmingham, AL)

On March 10-11, 2020, CRRJ hosted the convening “Remembrance and Repair: Police Violence in the Jim Crow Era” at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. CRRJ had earlier convened a gathering back in 2017…

75th anniversary of the 1944 expulsion (New Iberia, LA)

On November 15, 2019, New Iberia, Louisiana commemorated the 75th Anniversary of the 1944 expulsion of eight community leaders from the city. The group, which included four medical doctors, two teachers, and two insurance…

Royal Cyril Brooks – Historical Marker Unveiling (Gretna, LA)

On November 9, 2019, the family and descendants of Royal Cyril Brooks, in partnership with CRRJ, unveiled an historical marker in his honor.

CRRJ participates in U.S. Local Racial Redress conference at Columbia University

On October 25-26, 2019,CRRJ Associate Director Professor Rose Zoltek-Jick and Program Coordinator Lauren Hawkes…

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