20170307-light-resizedBeyond Armed Citizenship: The Race and Sex of Self-Defense

Location: Sidley Austin LLP
1 S. Dearborn, Chicago

Prof. Caroline Light

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Professor Caroline Light is the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Harvard’s Program in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. Light has a doctorate in history, with particular focus on gender, race, and sexuality in the U.S. South. Her teaching and research interests include immigration; U.S. consumer culture; and intersections of citizenship, race, and sexuality in the United States. She is the author of That Pride of Race and Character: the Roots of Jewish Benevolence in the Jim Crow South (NYU Press, 2014) and Stand Your Ground: A History of America’s Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense (Beacon Press, 2017). Beginning with the centuries-old adage “a man’s home is his castle,” she tracks our nation’s troubled relationship with lethal self-defense, from the duty to retreat to the “shoot first, ask questions later” ethos that prevails in many jurisdictions today.


DATE:           Tuesday, March 7, 2017

TIME:            12:30 p.m. -  Arrival & buffet lunch
                        1:00 p.m. -  Presentation and Q&A

LOCATION:   Sidley Austin LLP, 1 South Dearborn
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Tuesday, 03/7/17 at 12:30pm - 2:00pm | iCal


Sidley Austin LLP
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Susan Oliver
Richard Sullivan
John Ellis
Jeffrey Sumber
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Judy Thornber
Philip Chor
Francoise Chor
Willard Mcnitt
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