“Race, Community & Belonging: A Blueprint for the 21st Century”

January 17, 2020

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, Jan. 22, Georgetown University’s Racial Justice and MLK initiatives, Georgetown Law and the Georgetown Law Black Law Students Association are hosting a lecture on “Race, Community and Belonging” by Fordham Law Professor Robin Lenhardt at Georgetown Law.


Fordham Law Professor Robin Lenhardt will call for a third national reconstruction to address racial inequality in the United States in a Wednesday lecture entitled “Race, Community & Belonging: A Blueprint for the 21st Century.”

Lenhardt will deliver a lecture focused on racial inequality and the threat it poses to belonging in the United States. She will ask, as Dr. King did in addressing the civil rights movement decades ago, “where do we go from here?” Lenhardt will offer thoughts on current approaches to remedying structural inequality and new tools that might also be deployed. She will call for a third reconstruction focused on full belonging not achieved by the post-Civil-War reconstruction or the civil rights movement.


Robin Lenhardt is Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Center on Race, Law and Justice at Fordham Law School. She previously taught at other law schools, including Georgetown. She was a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer, and has worked on civil rights issues at the U.S. Department of Justice, as a Skadden Fellow at the National Lawyer’s Committee and in private practice.

William M. Treanor, the Dean of Georgetown Law will introduce Professor Lenhardt


Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.


Georgetown Law
Gewirz Student Center, 12th Floor
120 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20001


Media wishing to attend can RSVP via mediarelations@law.georgetown.edu.