Date and Time
Aug 27, 2023 5:00 pm
Let’s Keep Talking!
ACTOR (A Continuing Talk on Race) monthly discussion series explores the future of Affirmative Action with guest speaker Aderson Francois Facilitated by Pamela Pinnock
The recent Supreme Court decision, making it unlawful for colleges to consider race as a factor for admissions--effectively guts affirmative action, overturning more than 40 years of legal precedent. Many people are confused about the next steps… we are watching the immediate change in college admissions as well as the impact of the court’s ruling on DEI programs and affirmative action initiatives outside of academia.
This Month’s A.C.T.O.R. discussion will dig deep into the future of affirmative action. The impact of the Court’s decision and what can be done to continue the fight for racial equity in college admissions and beyond.
FEATURED GUEST: Aderson Francois,
Anne Fleming Research Professor Professor of Law; Director, Institute for Public Representation Civil Rights Law Clinic; and the Voting Rights Institute - Georgetown University. Prior to joining the Georgetown faculty, Professor Francois directed the Civil Rights Clinic at Howard University School of Law, where he also taught Constitutional Law, Federal Civil Rights, and Supreme Court Jurisprudence. His scholarly interests include voting rights, education law, and the history of slavery and Reconstruction.
A.C.T.O.R. (A Continuing Talk on Race) is a public discussion series. It provides the opportunity for people to come together and speak openly and honestly about issues of race, class and culture. The intent is that each person walks away from the discussion feeling something: challenged, educated, uncomfortable, enlightened, refreshed, reassured and hopefully inspired and moved to action!
On the last Sunday of each month there is a new topic for discussion