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Date:

Friday, September 06, 2013 9:00 AM   to   Friday, September 06, 2013 4:00 PM

Location:

Karcher Auditorium, Room #100, Storey Hall
SMU Dedman School of Law
3315 Daniel Avenue
Dallas, TX 75205

Detail:

The End of Civil Rights in America? Reflections on the Future of Economic Justice from the Perspectives of Law and Religion

Sponsored by the SMU Dedman School of Law and SMU Perkins School of Theology

Please join us for this special event!

Parking is available in the law garage across the street from Storey Hall at the corner of Hillcrest and Daniel Avenue. Parking permit will be emailed to you once registration is received.
 
An application to the State Bar of Texas for 4.5 hours CLE credit including 1 hour Ethics is pending.  To request a copy of the program agenda or for more information, email:  lmontes@smu.edu  or call 214-768-3347.

Click here for the registration form.
 

Agenda



Friday, September 6, 2013

Karcher Auditorium, Storey Hall
SMU Dedman School of Law
 
Schedule of Events and Presenters
 
9:00 - 9:45 a.m.           Registration
 
9:45 - 10:00 a.m.         Welcome and Introductions

Julia P. Forrester, Dean ad interim, SMU Dedman School of Law

Dr. William B. Lawrence, Dean, SMU Perkins School of Theology

Eliot Shavin, SMU Dedman School of Law

Dr. Joerg Rieger, SMU Perkins School of Theology

                                   
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.       Wealth as a Suspect Classification and The Economic Bill of Rights

Eliot Shavin, SMU Dedman School of Law

 
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.       Government Enforcement of Voting Rights Laws

John Martin, Carrington and Coleman, Dallas, Texas

 
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.       Private Actions to Enforce Civil Rights Laws

Jim Harrington, Texas Civil Rights Project, Austin, Texas

 

11:30 - 12:00 p.m.       Questions and Comments from the Theology Panel and Audience
 

12:00 - 12:30 p.m.       Buffet Lunch

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.         Keynote: 

Rev. Jim Lawson, Close Friend and Ally of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Legendary American Activist, Theoretician and Tactician of Nonviolence in the American Civil Rights Movement.

 
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.           Beyond Civil Rights to Economic Rights: Prescriptions from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Theodore Walker, Jr., Associate Professor of Ethics and Society,

SMU Perkins School of Theology

 

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.           Young Women and the Struggle for Economic Justice: A Litany of Issues

Dr. Evelyn L. Parker, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Practical Theology, SMU Perkins School of Theology

 
2:30 - 3:00 p.m.           Reigniting Martin Luther King's Poor People's Campaign Today: From Civil Rights to Human Rights

Willie Baptist, Poverty Initiative Scholar-in-Residence, Union Theological Seminary, New York City

 
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.           Why Both Race and Class Matter in Religion: Taking the Long View

Dr. Joerg Rieger, Wendland-Cook Professor of Constructive Theology, SMU Perkins School of Theology

 
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.           Questions and Comments from the Law Panel and Audience