The University of North Carolina Conference on Race, Class, Gender and
Ethnicity (CRCGE) is a student organization affiliated with the UNC
School of Law. Founded in 1996 by a group of UNC law students, the
Conference was designed as an academic forum in which recent political
and legal developments could be examined through a social justice
perspective. The Conference is an annual event drawing scholars and activists from across the state and the
nation to address a topic chosen by the organization.
This year’s conference, “Body as
Battleground: Why the Law Continues to Fail Women,” promises to be not only a
timely project, but also an absolutely necessary one: This is an ongoing and
vital conversation that impacts everyone.
By bringing this discussion to the academic stage, we aspire to orient
the legal community and our allies to the current legal and cultural landscape
as it relates to sex and gender. We hope to further equip ourselves with new
ways of considering sex, gender, and the law with the ultimate goal being to
inspire action. We intend to bring a wide range of perspectives to unravel the
reality behind the discourse of a war on women.