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Monday, November 9, 2020 

Gonzaga Law Human Rights Conference, Fall 2020 

World-renown scholars and professionals to addressed the theme, Women's Rights as Human Rights explored how gender affects Intersectionality and culture, conflict and violence, and technology, speech, and misogyny. This conference featured Keynote Speaker Renee Knake Jefferson.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Social Justice Lunch Series: Techwashed: Algorithms, Agency, and Accountability in the Information Age

Shankar Narayan of MIRA! (Mobilize Innovation, Reimagine Agency) discusses the connection between technology and civil liberties, with a focus on protecting vulnerable communities.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Black Lives Matter Social Justice Lunch Series: Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County v. City of Seattle

Perkins Coie partners Joseph M. McMillan and David A. Perez discuss their representation of Black Lives Matter in their civil rights lawsuit against the City of Seattle for the city’s use of weapons during recent protests.  Co-sponsored by Black Law Students Association.  For more information, email

Monday, June 29, 2020

Black Lives Matter Social Justice Lunch Series: Countering White Nationalism and Paramilitary Groups in a Time of Protest

Kate Bitz from Western States Center presents on PNW fringe groups and how their activity during the BLM movement.  Co-sponsored by Black Law Students Association.  For more information, email

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Black Lives Matter Social Justice Lunch Series: The Criminalization of Color: a Look to the Past to Understand Today.

Professors Jason Gillmer and Brooks Holland present on the history of racism in criminal and civil laws, and the current effort to examine institutional racism in the criminal justice system.   Co-sponsored by Black Law Students Association.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Social Justice Lunch Series: Ramos v. Louisiana

Professor Brooks Holland will discuss the landmark Supreme Court case, Ramos v. Louisiana.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Social Justice Lunch Series: Pandemic Privacy

Professor Mason Marks presents on COVID-19 and the privacy issues arising globally during this pandemic. 

Monday, February 24, 2020

A Conversation with Ricky Kidd

A presentation on the topic of wrongful conviction followed by a Q&A session featuring Ricky Kidd. Kidd was wrongly imprisoned for 23 years and was freed due to work by the Innocence Project. His case is his story. His message is Resiliency.

20/20: Clear Vision on Mental Health Among African American Men

A presentation and panel discussion to promote health based initiatives to cultivate a healthy dialogue with African-American Licensed Mental Health professionals. 

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Behind the Hashtag: Patrisse Cullors - Co-founder of Black Lives Matter | Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center

The Center for Civil and Human Rights at Gonzaga Law, the Center for Public Humanities, and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion welcome scholar Patrisse Cullors to Gonzaga University. Cullors co-founded a global movement in 2013 with a viral twitter hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. She is the founder of Dignity and Power Now and a senior fellow at MomRising, dedicated to ending maternal mortality and morbidity.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Movie: True Justice, a Social Justice Film Festival encore showing | Barbieri Moot Courtroom

TRUE JUSTICE: BRYAN STEVENSON’S FIGHT FOR EQUALITY examines the personal journey of Bryan Stevenson, a public defender in Alabama and director of the Equal Justice Initiative, who is working to bring justice to the incarcerated, wrongfully convicted and disadvantaged.Sponsored by Gonzaga Law School and the Center for Civil and Human Rights

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Beyond the Hashtag: Bridging the Gap Between Community and Police

The Center for Civil and Human Rights at Gonzaga Law; the Center for Public Humanities; the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Community, and Equity; and community leaders brings together GU students, law enforcement, and the community to discuss and understand the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Real Talk about Law School at EWU

The Center for Civil and Human Rights and the Admissions Department brings a law student panel to Eastern Washington University to discuss law school admissions and the law school experience for diverse and underrepresented students.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Social Justice Lunch Series: Washington v. Arlene's Flowers

Judge Rebecca Glasgow (Division II, WA Court of Appeals) and Alan Copsey (Solicitor General’s Division of the AGO) discuss their involvement and experience in the landmark case, Washington v. Arlene’s Flowers.

Friday, January 23 and Saturday, January 24, 2020

Bias and Microaggressions in the Practice of Law

The Center presents a two part workshop for law students, faculty, and staff to address bias and microaggressions in the practice of law.Presentation and workshops by KJ Williams, owner and founder of RISE with KJ.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Movie: King in the Wilderness

Learn about the last 18 months of Dr. Martin Luther King’s life through this 2018 HBO documentary. Co-sponsored by the Center for Civil and Human Rights and the Chastek Library.

The Center for Civil and Human Rights