Society, Justice and Law

Korematsu Center earns prestigious race equity award

May 31, 2019

School of Law

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The Korematsu Center at Seattle University School of Law is the 2019 recipient of the Derrick Bell Legacy Award from the Critical Race Studies in Education Association (CRSEA). Professor Robert Chang, executive director of the center, received the award this week during CRSEA’s annual conference. This is the first time that an entire center has received the award. 

Named for an academic and civil rights activist whose life was dedicated to making educational institutions more inclusive and welcoming, the Derrick Bell Legacy Award honors critical race theorists, critical race studies scholars, and progressive educators and activists committed to advancing social justice and educational race equity through their teaching, research, writing and/or direct community action. 

The Korematsu Center advances justice and equality through research, advocacy and education, and combats discrimination, helps communities advocate for themselves and trains the next generation of social justice advocates. 

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