Join the Democratic Women’s Club ZOOM meeting on Tuesday February 8th at 5:30 pm. This month’s meeting will focus on ACADEMIC FREEDOM, CRITICAL RACE THEORY & THE ROLE RACE PLAYS IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. Our FEATURED SPEAKERS will be PROF. KENNETH NUNN & PROF. SHARON RUSH of the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law.
PROF. NUNN, Esq. is the Associate Director of the Center on Children and Families at UF Law. He joined the UF Law faculty in 1990 and has twice been named “teacher of the year.” His teaching and scholarship expertise lies in the fields of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Race Relations and the Law, Police Brutality, Race and the Criminal Process, Cultural Studies, and African and Africa-centered thought. Along with Sharon Rush, he co-founded the Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations, one of a few law school centers that focus on race. He previously worked as a public defender in San Francisco and Washington, DC and as a staff attorney at the Southern Africa Project. Professor Nunn has published a variety of written works, including several book chapters and various articles on topics such as race, diversity, critical theories and human injustice.
PROF. RUSH teaches constitutional law and federal courts. She practiced law at the firm of Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft before joining the faculty at DePaul University in Chicago where she taught for two years prior to joining the Florida faculty. Prof. Rush is an expert on separation of powers, federalism, children’s rights, equal protection, due process, and race relations. She co-founded the Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations, one of a few law school centers that focuses on race. She is the author of Loving Across the Color Line: A White Adoptive Mother Learns About Race (2000), which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award, and Huck Finn’s “Hidden” Lessons: Teaching and Learning Across the Color Line (2006).