Craig Futterman, "Race in the Obama Era"
As we near the end of the first term of our nation’s first African American President, does race still matter? How have our perceptions of race changed? In this talk, "Race in the Obama Era: Observations from Eight Square Blocks of Chicago's South Side," recorded on November 17, 2011, Clinical Professor of Law Craig Futterman will share observations and experiences arising from his and his students’ engagement working on issues of police accountability from the ground floor of a family high rise in a Chicago public housing community that made up eight square blocks of Chicago’s South Side. Prof. Futterman argues that engaging this “view from the ground” is necessary to inform our policies and conversations around fundamental issues of race and class in America and to move us toward a more just society.