February 15, 2016

(From L to R Shaneé Scott, Veryl Miles, Catherine Klein, Daniel F. Attridge, Arthur Osueke,

Mitchell F. Crusto, and Suzette Malveaux)

On February 4th, Professor Mitchell F. Crusto, the Henry F. Bonura Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, delivered an address "Black Lives Matter During Emergencies: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina." Engaging with faculty, administrators and BLSA members at this scholarly luncheon, Professor Crusto highlighted the numerous ways in which American citizens were denied their liberties in the wake of the Katrina crisis. Faculty, administrators, and students enjoyed an opportunity to engage in intellectual and critical conversation together over the broader impact of emergencies and national crises on civil liberties and constitutional rights. Professor Crusto shared findings from his recent book Involuntary Heroes: Hurricane Katrina's Impact on Civil Liberties and challenged the audience to think about the intersections of race, class, national security, state of emergencies and Constitutional rights.