Rights and Wrongs: A Constitution and Citizenship Day Conference at SF State”
15-16 September 2016
San Francisco State University has a proud tradition of sponsoring Constitution and Citizenship Day conferences that have featured the participation of a large number of students, faculty, and community members. The conference provides multiple opportunities to reflect critically on the past, present, and future of constitutional rights, freedoms, citizenship, democracy, equality, and justice. This year’s conference organizing committee is pleased to announce our 2016 keynote speakers: Boyd Cothran (York University) and Ana Raquel Minian (Stanford University).
Boyd Cothran, who will present “‘Murder of Malice Aforethought’: African and Native American Rights on Trial after the Civil War," is an associate professor of history at York University in Toronto. He is the author of
Ana Raquel Minian who will present “Fighting for Undocumented Migrants’ Rights,” is an assistant professor in the Department of History and the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) at Stanford University in Palo Alto. She is the author of “‘Indiscriminate and Shameless Sex’: The Strategic Use of Sexuality by the United Farm Workers,” which was published by American Quarterly in 2013. Her current book project, tentatively titled “Undocumented Lives: Mexican Migration to the United States 1965-1986,” explores the late-twentieth-century history of Mexican undocumented migration to the United States, the growth of migrant communities, and bi-national efforts to regulate the border.
Conference Organizing Committee:
Conference Coordinator: Marc Stein, History Department
- Vince Avellino, Paralegal Studies Program
- Darius Bost, Sociology and Sexuality Studies Department
- Elizabeth Brown, Criminal Justice Studies Program
- Martin Carcieri, Political Science Department
- Teresa Carrillo, Latina/Latino Studies Department
- Deb Cohler, Women and Gender Studies Department
- Trevor Getz, History Department
- Catherine Kudlick, History Department and Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability
- Catherine Powell, Labor Archives Research Center
- Christen Sasaki, Asian American Studies Department
- Anita Silvers, Philosophy Department
Sponsor: College of Liberal and Creative Arts
Co-Sponsors: College of Ethnic Studies, College of Extended Learning, Criminal Justice Studies, Graduate Studies, History Department, History Students Association, Labor Archives and Research Center, Paralegal Studies, Jamie and Phyllis Pasker Chair in History, Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability, Philosophy Department, Political Science Department, School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, Sociology and Sexuality Studies Department, Women and Gender Studies Department.