Lecture to Examine Hate Speech, White Space

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) welcomes critical race theorist and lawyer Dr. Wendy Leo Moore to present her lecture titled Hate Speech, White Space on Monday, October 25 at 6 p.m. as part of the university's fall Arts & Lectures Series.

Author of Reproducing Racism, White Space, Elite Law Schools, and Racial Inequality, Dr. Moore's lecture will engage the provocative intersections of hate speech and "freedom of speech" concerns through an expert analysis of how law has been used to facilitate racial processes historically and contemporarily. Discussions will also spotlight the various manifestations of racism (overt v. covert) in the post-Civil Rights era, explore the influence of law in the racial realm, and offer practical insights on university "racial climate" issues from an informed, critical legal perspective.

Focusing her research on race, critical race theory, and the law, Dr. Moore is an assistant professor of sociology and an affiliated faculty member of the Africana Studies Program at Texas A&M University.

Dr. Moore's lecture is co-sponsored by the Social Justice and Equity Project at CSUSM. Admission is free and open to the community. For more information about CSUSM Arts & Lectures events, call (760) 750-8889 or visit www.csusm.edu/al.

Who: Dr. Wendy Leo Moore, critical race theorist and lawyer; Author of Reproducing Racism, White Space, Elite Law Schools, and Racial Inequality; assistant professor of sociology and an affiliated faculty member of the Africana Studies Program at Texas A&M University.

What: Lecture: Hate Speech, White Space

When: Monday, October 25, 2010 at 6 p.m.

Where: California State University San Marcos - Markstein Hall, Rm. 125

About California State University San Marcos
California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM's alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.