Dickinson Law to host lecture about current and historical anti-Asian violence

Penn State Dickinson Law will recognize Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.,EST Monday, April 19, with a keynote lecture by Rose Cuison-Villazor, vice dean, professor and chancellor’s Social Justice Scholar at Rutgers Law School. The lecture, titled "'#StopAsianHate': Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders (AAPI) and the Legacy of Resilience Against Violence and Discrimination," will discuss current anti-Asian violence within the broader historical context of violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. It will also explore ways that the AAPI community resisted and fought back against violence and discrimination to claim equality and membership.

This program is co-sponsored by Dickinson Law’s Asian Pacific American Law Student Association and Office of Academic and Student Services as well as the Rutgers Center for Immigration Law, Policy and Justice. Members of the Dickinson Law and Rutgers Law communities are invited to attend. Register here.

About Dean Cuison-Villazor

Dean Cuison-Villazor teaches, researches and writes in the areas of immigration and citizenship law, property law, Asian Americans and the law, equal protection law and critical race theory. Her research agenda explores legal structures and systems that determine membership and sense of belonging in the United States. Dean Cuison-Villazor’s current research projects examines the extent to which states, cities, churches, and non-state actors, such as universities and churches, provide “sanctuary” to undocumented immigrants and refugees. She is co-editor of "Immigration and Refugee Law and Policy," seventh edition, (with Stephen Legomsky, David Thronson, and Anil Kalhan) and "Integrating Spaces: Property Law and Race" (with Alfred Brophy and Kali Murray). She is also co-editor of the forthcoming book "Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and the Law" (with Neil Gotanda and Robert Chang).

Previously, Dean Cuison-Villazor was professor of law and Martin Luther King Jr. Hall Research Scholar at the University of California at Davis School of Law. She has also taught at Columbia Law School, Hofstra University Law School and Southern Methodist University School of Law.