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Dr. Tom Romero: Race-Making in Colorful and Colorblind Colorado
July 24, 2014 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM MDTFree
Join us as Dr. Tom Romero, Associate Professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, explores the struggle for human and civil rights in Cold War Colorado. Dr. Romero will cover the legal and cultural history of race and racism in our state: KKK involvement in the 1920s, anti-Mexican sentiment in the 1930s, and racially restrictive covenants in the 1940s, in order to contextualize the Cold War struggles for fair housing and equal employment law, as well as the school integration battles of the early 1970s.
More about Dr. Tom I. Romero, II:
Assistant Provost of Inclusive Excellence Research and Curricular Initiatives, Associate Professor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, and an Affiliated Faculty Member of the Department of History.
Dr. Romero teaches and researches in the areas of the legal, political, and social history of the American West, race and the law, school desegregation, property, land use, water law, and urban development and local government in the United States. Currently, Dr. Romero is revising a book manuscript titled: Imagine a Great City: law and the Making of Multi-Color Metropolitan America. The author of several articles, essays, and book articles, Dr. Romero has long used the history of Colorado as symbolic of larger trends in American law and life. Based on his research expertise, Dr. Romero has served as an expert witness or has been part of the litigation team in cases involving the legal history of education in Colorado, the rights of Latinos in voting rights and redistricting cases, and affirmative action litigation.
A link to Dr. Romero’s faculty profile as well as his most recent publications can be found here: http://www.law.du.edu/index.php/profile/tom-romero