The Pursuit of Justice Conference
Gonzaga School of Law April 18-20, 2013
This conference brings together the leading interdisciplinary academic forum on hate and directly related social problems with the combined social justice leadership of the Gonzaga Law School and the Washington Task Force on Race and the Criminal Justice System.
This pairing provides opportunities to align interests in understanding and addressing fear and ignorance of the “other” with interests in how these conditions manifest in hatred, intolerance, and inequality. The conversation will be centered around how these problems affect the pursuit of justice.
Of special interest is the matter of racial inequality in the criminal justice system, among broader concerns within the conference theme, as approached through the lenses of research, education, practice, and advocacy. We anticipate receiving Washington and Idaho CLE credit for this event.
This conference will bring together and engage members of academia and other education circles, the legal community, government, and non-governmental organizations, as well as policy experts, journalists, human rights leaders, community organizers, and engaged global citizens. We anticipate richly interdisciplinary, cross-sector participation from international, national, and regional audiences.
Select conference proceedings will be published in The Journal of Hate Studies, the international interdisciplinary peer-review scholarly journal operated by the Gonzaga University Institute for Hate Studies. Publication opportunities through the Gonzaga Law Review may be available as well.
Goals of the Conference
- Continue, deepen, and broker new conversations within the Hate Studies and Race and the Criminal Justice System networks
- Provide, through a combined effort, an intersection for the sharing of knowledges, practices, and perspectives from distinct academic communities, professions, and vocations
- Generate, promulgate, and publish interdisciplinary research projects, as well as new knowledges, theories, strategies and methods – educational, professional, and practical – related to the overall conference theme, specific areas of interest, and social justice and social change concerns at the individual, community, organizational, and structural levels