Legal Studies Annual Distinguished Lecture

March 28, 2023

RSVP (in personvirtual) for our upcoming Spring Quarter Event! 


Please join us as we welcome Tanya Katerí Hernández to discuss her book Racial Innocence: Unmasking Latino Anti-Black Bias and the Struggle for Equality. Praised as the "most important Afro-Latina voice on civil rights today," Hernández argues that unmasking Latino anti-Black bias is essential for fostering multiracial democracy in the United States.


Tanya Katerí Hernández is the Archibald R. Murray Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law, and an Associate Director of Fordham's Center on Race, Law and Justice. She is the author of Racial Innocence: Unmasking Latino Anti-Black Bias and the Struggle for Equality.


The UCSC Legal Studies Program administers one of the oldest undergraduate law and justice programs in the country, exposing students to notions of legality and institutions of law from across disciplinary traditions in the humanities and social sciences.


This event is open to all. Copies of Racial Innocence will be available for purchase. The UCSC Legal Studies Program and Professor Hernández are making 50 copies of the book available free to UCSC students who attend.


Co-sponsored by:

Center for Racial Justice

Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Department

Dolores Huerta Research Center for the Americas

Feminist Studies Department

History Department

Latin American and Latino Studies Department

Philosophy Department

Politics Department

Sociology Department

The Humanities Institute