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Constance Baker Motley Speaker Series on Racial Inequality

Constance Baker Motley Speaker Series on Racial Inequality

Inaugural Event

A Virtual Conversation on Racial Injustice with Chief Justice Richard A. Robinson and Justice Maria Araujo Kahn, took place on July 15, 2020 at 5:00pm

A recording of the event and resources discussed during the event are below.


Welcome and Introduction of Speakers (0:00 – 5:57)
Dan Schwartz, Chair, Connecticut Bar Foundation James W. Cooper Fellows

Introduction of Moderators (5:58 – 8:55)
Amy Lin Meyerson, President, Connecticut Bar Foundation

Remarks on Constance Baker Motley (8:56 – 19:23)
Professor Marilyn Ford, Quinnipiac University School of Law,
and Joel Motley, son of Judge Constance Baker Motley

Moderated Discussion (19:24 - 1:52:44)

Featured Speakers:
Chief Justice Richard A. Robinson
Justice Maria Araujo Kahn

Dean Timothy Fisher, UConn School of Law
Professor Marilyn Ford, Quinnipiac School of Law

Closing Remarks (1:52:45 – 1:55:29)
Cecil Thomas, President-Elect, Connecticut Bar Association



Book -  The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, Richard Rothstein, Liveright (2017)

Report -  "Demographic Differences in Sentencing: An Update to the 2012 Booker Report," United States Sentencing Commission (2017)