The Fire This Time, and the Next: The Making and Sustaining of an Activist

Mar 31, 2021

12:45 PM - 01:45 PM

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Join the event at: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/97432687134

This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required. A recording of the event will be posted to the UICHR YouTube channel shortly afterwards. 

Teri McMurtry-Chubb, professor of law at the University of Illinois Chicago Law School, will present “The Fire This Time, and the Next: The Making and Sustaining of an Activist.” This presentation is part of a campus reading of "Stamped from the Beginning" by Ibram X. Kendi and is based around the section of the book on Angela Davis. 

The event is a collaboration of the College of Public Health and the College of Law/UI Center for Human Rights.

Teri McMurtry-Chubb researches, teaches, and writes in the areas of critical rhetoric, discourse and genre analysis, and legal history. McMurtry-Chubb is a leader in designing curricula to facilitate diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. She is the author of over 25 publications, including the forthcoming Race Unequals: Overseer Contracts, White Masculinities, and the Formation of Managerial Identity in the Plantation Economy (Lexington Books 2021), and is a contributor to Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court (Cambridge University Press 2016).

In 2019, Teri was awarded the 2018 Teresa Godwin Phelps Award for Scholarship in Legal Communication for her article The Rhetoric of Race, Redemption, and Will Contests: Inheritance as Reparations in John Grisham’s Sycamore Row, 48 Univ. Memphis L. Rev. 890 (2018). She is the recipient of the 2021 Thomas F. Blackwell Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Legal Writing – the first person of color and first Black woman to achieve this honor.  

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