Black Lives Matter, Atticus Finch, and the Ethics of Legal Fictions
Wednesday, September 16th - 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm - Room 3041
The Duke Law Center on Law, Race and Politics, the Program in Public Law, the Duke Council on Race & Ethnicity, the Black Law Students Association and the Black Student Alliance will host Black Lives Matter, Atticus Finch, and the Ethics of Legal Fictions, a discussion based on the controversy surrounding Go Set A Watchman/To Kill a Mockingbird. This will explore such questions as: Who is Atticus Finch? Does it matter? What does "he" owe us? What do we owe "him"? What, if anything, does the appearance of this "revision" of the Mockingbird story reveal/teach/reflect about race in our culture/legal system? What, if anything, does it say about the law, ethics, and politics of Black Lives Matter? For more information please contact Julie Moushon at firstname.lastname@example.org.