What's Next? Into a Third Decade of LatCrit Theory, Community, and Praxis (Afterword)

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Steven W. Bender

Seattle University School of Law

Zsea Bowmani

Santa Clara University School of Law

Shelley Cavalieri

University of Toledo College of Law

Roberto L. Corrada

University of Denver - Sturm College of Law

Jasmine B. Gonzales Rose

University of Pittsburgh - School of Law

Tayyab Mahmud

Seattle University School of Law - Center for Global Justice

Sarudzayi M. Matambanadzo

Tulane University - Law School

Jorge R. Roig

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Francisco Valdes

University of Miami - School of Law

Anthony E. Varona

American University - Washington College of Law

Date Written: December 20, 2019

Abstract

In this multi-vocal Afterword, we reflect-personally and collectively to help chart renewed agendas toward and through a third decade of LatCrit theory, community, and praxis. This personal collective exercise illustrates and reconsiders the functions, guideposts, values, and postulates for our shared programmatic work a framework for our daily work as individuals and teams through our portfolio of projects, which in turn emerged as a "reflection and projection of LatCrit theory, community and praxis." These early anchors expressly encompassed (1) a call to recognize and accept the inevitable political nature of U.S. legal scholarship; (2) a concomitant call toward anti-subordination praxis to connect theory to action; (3) a commitment to build both intra-Latinx communities and inter-group coalitions; (4) a commitment to find commonalities while respecting difference; (5) a recognition of past critical outsider scholarship in new applications; (6) a commitment to ongoing self-critique, individually and collectively; and (7) a recognition of specificity and diversity in constructing LatCrit theory, praxis, and community. These early guiding commitments were rooted in substantive values, and accompanied by working postulates, that we likewise made explicit to help anchor our programmatic initiatives, and our mutual aspirations, over time and its exigencies.

Keywords: latcrit, crt, critical race theory, critical legal theory, outsider jurisprudence

Suggested Citation

Bender, Steven W. and Bowmani, Zsea and Cavalieri, Shelley and Corrada, Roberto L. and Gonzales Rose, Jasmine B. and Mahmud, Tayyab and Matambanadzo, Sarudzayi M. and Roig, Jorge R. and Valdes, Francisco (Frank) and Varona, Anthony E., What's Next? Into a Third Decade of LatCrit Theory, Community, and Praxis (Afterword) (December 20, 2019). Tulane Public Law Research Paper No. 19-16; University of Toledo Legal Studies Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3507283 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3507283

Steven W. Bender

Seattle University School of Law ( email )

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Zsea Bowmani (Contact Author)

Santa Clara University School of Law ( email )

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Santa Clara, CA 95053
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Shelley Cavalieri

University of Toledo College of Law ( email )

2801 W. Bancroft Street
Toledo, OH 43606
United States

Roberto L. Corrada

University of Denver - Sturm College of Law ( email )

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Denver, CO 80208
United States

Jasmine B. Gonzales Rose

University of Pittsburgh - School of Law ( email )

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Pittsburgh, PA 15260
United States
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HOME PAGE: http://www.law.pitt.edu/people/jasmine-b-gonzales-rose

Tayyab Mahmud

Seattle University School of Law - Center for Global Justice ( email )

901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA n/a 98122-1090
United States

Sarudzayi M. Matambanadzo

Tulane University - Law School ( email )

6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
United States

Jorge R. Roig

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center ( email )

225 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, NY 11722
United States

Francisco (Frank) Valdes

University of Miami - School of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 248087
Coral Gables, FL 33146
United States
305-284-1780 (Phone)

Anthony E. Varona

American University - Washington College of Law ( email )

4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
United States

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