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[POSTPONED] LPE NYC Night School: Race, Space, and Displacement in NYC

Mar 7, 2024


The New School University Center (Room

Time of Event:

6:15pm - 8pm

This event has been postponed in solidarity with the planned graduate student worker strike at the New School for Social Research.

“Race, Space, and Displacement in NYC” is the fourth session of the New School’s LPE Night School. In a conversation facilitated by Tasleemah Tolu Lawal (NYU Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law), Jose Saldana (Release Aging People in Prison) and Shirley Lin (Brooklyn Law School) will discuss how institutions exploit race and racialization as part of a divide-and-conquer strategy against movements in New York. They will begin their conversation by discussing the policy economy of the ongoing migration crisis as a launch point for interrogating the anti-liberative pushback to the labor struggle and parole justice.

The Night School is a collaboration between LPE NYC and the Politics department of the New School for Social Research, designed to introduce non-lawyers to law from a critical perspective. From growing inequality to further entrenching hierarchies of race, class, gender and identity, law is inextricably bound up with many of our most pressing problems. But dominant ways of analyzing law can obscure its role in social and economic life. LPE (‘Law and Political Economy’) approaches seek to show the way the law structures our distinctive political economy in order to elaborate better tools for making social change.

This series brings together scholars and practitioners for public lectures and conversations on selected legal topics. Each session offers a critical exploration of an important issue in contemporary law and policy. Taken as a whole, the series offers a survey of major questions in critical legal thought and advocacy.

The series is designed to complement the minor in Law and Social Change at Eugene Lang, but it is open to everyone. Organizers, advocates, and others not currently enrolled in full-time degree programs are encouraged to attend. 

If you would like to attend in person, please register here. You can also attend virtually by registering here. This event has been postponed until further notice.