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Critical Race Theory (CRT) has become quite a hot topic, though most Americans do not know what it is or how or why it came to be.
In this Sip Session we are joined by Retired Superior Court Judge Angela C. Robinson, who will share why she loves to teach Critical Race Theory, and how it can provide us with tools to end racism and racial disparities.
Principles of CRT teach us that race is a story we tell ourselves and each other. Therefore, to undo the harms of racism, we must tell new stories. Using tools from CRT, we are going to collectively write a new racial narrative, one that addresses the faults in our existing ones; and one that accounts for where we are and where we want to be.
Photography by Mike Marques.
About Angela C. Robinson
Retired Superior Court Judge Angela C. Robinson is an author, equity advocate, law professor and mediator who works through various disciplines to help build community. Her academic areas of interest include legal history – particularly that which involves Black women judges, Evidence, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Critical Race Theory. Additionally, Robinson provides diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) consultations and coaching.
Her book, First Black Women Judges: The Story of Three Black Women Judges in the United States, will soon be followed by another one on Critical Race Theory.
Robinson was a Connecticut Superior Court for twenty years. Prior to her appointment to the bench she was a plaintiff’s trial lawyer at Koskoff, Koskoff and Bieder. Following her retirement, Robinson was a litigation partner and Chief Diversity Officer at Wiggin and Dana.
Robinson is an honors graduate of Cheshire Academy, Rutgers University (Phi Beta Kappa) and Yale University School of Law. She is a James W. Cooper Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation and serves on several boards. In addition to serving on the faculty at Quinnipiac University School of Law, she also teaches trial practice at Yale Law School and has taught at the University of New Haven and Gateway Community College. She serves on a number of boards and committees.
Among her many awards and recognitions are the Connecticut Law Tribune’s Distinguished Leader Award in 2019; the Edwin Archer Randolph Diversity Award from the Lawyers’ Collaborative for Diversity in 2017 and; the Judicial Award from the Connecticut Trial Lawyers’ Association.
Bring an open mind and an open heart. And have a favorite beverage on hand to enjoy a virtual toast.
Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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