Please join OGALLA, OHBA, OC-NBA, NLG and OWLS at Stoel Rives LLP, 760 SW Ninth, Ste. 3000 in downtown Portland for a CLE in honor of Black History Month presented by Erious Johnson, Civil Rights Director, Oregon Department of Justice.
“Slavery” should be viewed as a social imperative that was politically instituted and economically maintained, akin to “Capitalism.” The tenets of slavery were integral to the settlement and expansion our Nation. A summary of civil rights cases heard and decided by our Supreme Court will reveal how slaves and their descendants were denied full access to the privileges of other “Citizens”—consistent with these tenets. Many consider civil rights as the panacea for slavery. However, accepting the notion that the “badges and incidents of slavery” are economically—and not morally—driven may spark an evolution in the thinking of society in general, and in lawmakers, law enforcers and lawyers specifically.
There is no fee to attend, but advance registration is requested.
It is anticipated that this program will receive one hour Oregon MCLE credit.