• May 16, 2019

Brown@65: We Can’t Afford to Retire

  • 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Wasserstein Hall, 2019 Milstein West A, Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

On the 65th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, U.S. public schools and neighborhoods are more racially segregated than they have been in decades, while the country’s racial wealth gap continues to widen. These patterns of residential segregation and grossly disparate median net worth are equally present and urgent in Boston on the 45th anniversary of the city’s school desegregation case, Morgan v. Hennigan. This panel assembles litigators, organizers, and scholars to reflect on Brown’s legacy and critically examine both the limits and promise of its remedies, nationally and in Boston.

Panelists include:

  • Anurima Bhargava, President, Anthem of Us
  • Susan Eaton, Professor of the Practice and Director, Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy, Brandeis University
  • Barbara Fields, Former Senior Officer, Office of Equity, Boston Public Schools
  • Justin Hansford, Associate Professor of Law and Executive Director, Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center, Howard University

Co-moderated by:

  • Matt Cregor, Staff Attorney, Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee
  • David J. Harris, Managing Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice

Co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Sillerman Center at Brandeis.