August 24, 2020
Wayne State University Law School Prof. Peter Hammer will help attendees understand the dynamics of structural racism as an evolving dialectic between belief systems and institutions that have mutated in form from slavery, to Jim Crow segregation, to the forms of spatial-structural racism that define Southeast Michigan.
This presentation will define and distinguish the many forms of racism that we confront: express racism, structural racism, spatial racism and forms of implicit bias.
Peter J. Hammer has taught at Wayne Law since 2003. Prof. Hammer teaches “Race, Law and Social Change in Southeast Michigan" and "Re-Imagining Development in Detroit: Institutions, Law & Society." Prof. Hammer is also the director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne Law. The Keith Center is dedicated to promoting the educational, economic and political empowerment of under-represented communities in urban areas and to ensuring that the phrase "equal justice under law" applies to all members of society.
Zoom Webinar link to be provided with registration confirmation.
Due to oversubscribing for the first session, we are offering this “course” again, so those who couldn’t attend could have the chance to hear this program which received outstanding reviews. Of course, we welcome those who want to join a second time.