Friday, February 12, 2021

Business and Human Rights Workshop Series Black Star Line, Inc.: Race in the Historical Life of the Corporation (18 February 2021 1300 US East Coast Time)





Join the Business and Human Rights Initiative at the University of Connecticut on Thursday, Feb. 18 1:00-2:30 PM EST for our first Business and Human Rights Workshop with Aaron Dhir@OsgoodeNews @YaleLawSch "Black Star Line, Inc.: Race in the Historical Life of the Corporation" - to register:

This promises to be a very interesting presentation for which I am delighted to serve as discussant. Professor Dhir promises an important conversation around not just an important figure who remains controversial, but an equally controversial position taken at the time of the case that sent Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr. to the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary-- that the promise of investment in a corporation need not be limited to the generation of paltry profits but that investment might have powerful social value as well, especially in the individual and collective lives of African-Americans.   To get there one has to reframe the conception of the enterprise, at least at first blush.  That first blush then implicates a set of wider questions about corporate law and policy, about the instrumentalism of the corporate form, and its politics.

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