Perspectives Reading Group

CLEaR co-sponsors a reading group every academic year. The Perspectives Reading Group serves as an informal setting where students and professors can examine issues of concern or importance to marginalized groups, focusing on a particular issue or demographic group at each meeting.

Featured Works Spring 2016

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    Film Discussion: American Denial by Llewellyn Smith, Christine Herbes-Sommers, Kelly Thomson
    Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016
    6 p.m., EDU 1131

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    Book Discussion: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016
    6 p.m. LAW 3500

    Discussion led by Prof. Funmi Arewa

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    Author Meets Readers: Normal Life by Dean Spade
    Friday, Feb. 5, 2016
    12:00–2:00 p.m., LAW 3750
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    Dean Spade, Associate Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law, will discuss the newly revised and expanded edition of the book, Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law (Duke University Press, 2015). Professor Spade teaches classes related to sexual orientation and gender identity law and law and social movements and has published extensively on issues of law and injustice.
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    Perspectives Afternoon at the Theater: Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris
    Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016
    2:00 p.m.
    Robert Cohen Theatre, UC Irvine

    Enjoy the UCI School of the Arts production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, followed by a post-show discussion.
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    Discussion on Social Movements with Hamid Khan of Los Angeles Community Action Network
    Thursday, Feb. 18
    6 p.m., Room LAW 3500

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    Discussion led by Prof. Song Richardson

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    Book Discussion: The Making of Asian America by Erika Lee
    Thursday, March 17
    6 p.m., Room LAW 3500

    Discussion led by Profs. Catherine Fisk and Summer Kim

  • Discussion: “Reparations in the U.S.: Redressing Historical Injustices through Contemporary Law”
    Tuesday, April 5
    6 p.m., Room LAW 3500

    Discussion led by students Jamila Benkato and Lauren Lystrup

    Click here to request a PDF of the readings

Past Featured Works