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Law in Motion Lecture: "Fighting to Win: The Roles of Lawyering and Law Reform in Liberation Struggles" with Dean Spade

When: Thursday, May 13, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM CT

Where: Online
Webcast Link

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Ann Kelchner   (847) 467-2207

Group: Center for Legal Studies

Co-Sponsor: American Studies Program
Gender & Sexuality Studies Program
The Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN)

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings


Join the Center for Legal Studies for our annual Law in Motion Lecture with guest speaker Dean Spade.

May 13, 2021, 4:00 pm Central
Fighting to Win: The Roles of Lawyering and Law Reform in Liberation Struggles, Dean Spade

A recording of this lecture is available here.

Dean Spade has been working to build queer and trans liberation based in racial and economic justice for the past two decades. He works as an Associate Professor at Seattle University School of Law. Dean’s first book, Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law (2011; rev. ed. 2015), critiques strategies of formal legal equality that are based in narrow conceptions of rights, and instead offers transformative alternatives. He is also the creator of the mutual aid toolkit at, and his latest book, Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (and the Next), was published by Verso Press in October 2020.


This event is generously co-sponsored by American Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Political Science, The Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN), and Sociology.

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