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School of Law to Present Discussion about the BlacKkKlansman Movie

Published: November 07, 2018 | Categories: Law, All News
Graphic of a black man wearing a police badge with black and white stripes in background.

The School of Law will host a panel discussion entitled “All Power to All Power: A Critical Discussion about the BlackKkKlansman Movie” on Thursday, November 15 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Blake Law Center Common. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Based on actual events, BlacKkKlansman depicts an African American police officer from Colorado, successfully infiltrating the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader.

Bruce Miller, Professor of Law in Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Federal Courts & Jurisdiction, Federal Litigation: Pension Rights, Professional Responsibility will moderate this discussion.

Panelists will include Tara Morrison, J.D. Candidate ’20, Western New England University School of Law; Rabbi Justin David, Rabbi, Congregation B’Nai Israel; Dr. Arie Perliger, Professor and Director of Security Studies, UMass Lowell; and Dr. Bridgette Baldwin, Professor of Law in Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure Investigation, Critical Race Theory, Evidence, International Criminal Justice, Criminal Procedure: Adjudication, Cyber Crime.