2019 Kirschner Lecture: Dean Spade Solidarity Not Charity: Mutual Aid for Mobilization and Survival

Lecture Series

Thursday, June 6, 2019

6:00PM - 7:30PM

Assembly Hall

Dean Spade is an associate professor at Seattle University School of Law, where he teaches administrative law, poverty law, gender and law, policing and imprisonment, and law and social movements. Spade founded the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, a nonprofit law collective that provides free legal services to transgender, intersex, and gender nonconforming people who are low income and/or people of color. He is the author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law, and he directed a documentary titled Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back! Prior to joining the faculty of Seattle University, Dean was a Williams Institute Law Teaching Fellow at UCLA Law School and Harvard Law School. 

This annual lecture program honors the life and work of Dr. Robert. H. Kirschner, MD (1940-2002). Dr. Kirschner was a clinical associate in the Department of Pathology and Pediatrics and a founding faculty board member of the Human Rights Program at the University of Chicago. Dr. Kirschner was an internationally recognized authority on forensic pathology, human rights violations, police brutality, torture and child abuse and an outspoken opponent of the death penalty. He also supported Asociacion Pro-Busqueda, a past project partner of the Human Rights Program, in their mission to reunite Salvadorean families with the children who disappeared or were adopted by U.S. families during that country's civil war. 

Doors open at 5:30PM. A reception will follow the lecture. 

Free and open to the public with registration. Register here.

Co-sponsored by the International House Global Voices Program and the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights.

Dean Spade