CCPL Zoom Webinar:
#RaceMeToo: Institutional Declarations of Anti-Racism, but Are They Listening, Do They Care?
27 SEP 2022 (TUE) 16:00-17:00 (HK TIME)
After the murder of George Floyd, institutions around the world have been quick to self-certify as anti-racist. It’s easy to denounce the crassest forms of racism happening elsewhere; but much harder to see and address our own institutional and individual behaviours that perpetuate more subtle forms of racism. Every racialised minority can detail innumerable instances of racist treatment conscious or unconscious, small or large, that cumulatively inflict significant injuries to their persons and their circumstances. We all have unconscious biases; to deny it is an oxymoron. Will we do the uncomfortable work of listening to racialized minorities, transcending our subjectivity, and working towards justice and flourishing for all?
Professor Mindy Chen-Wishart is Dean of the Faculty of Law at Oxford University and a Fellow of Merton College. She holds a fractional Professorship at the National University of Singapore and has been the Cheng Yu Tung Visiting Professor, Hong Kong University. She has also visited and taught at Law Schools in, Asia, Europe and Australasia. She is author of Contract Law (7th ed), and of numerous articles on the theory, doctrine, and comparative law of contract. Mindy was a member of the Advisory Group on A Restatement of the English Law of Contract and has lectured to the Judicial College of England and Wales, and the judiciary in Hong Kong. She is an Editor of Chitty on Contracts (now 34th ed), and of the six-book series on Studies in the Contract Laws of Asia, of which the first four have been published.
Professor and Director of the Law and Literary Studies Programme, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong
Associate Professor and Director of LLM in Human Rights Programme, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong