The Journal of Law and Gender stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. We are appalled by the senseless murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Sean Reed, Nina Pop, Tony McDade, George Floyd, Elijah McClain, and so many more. We implore both Harvard University and Harvard Law School to commit their abundant resources to eradicating police brutality, investing in Black schools and neighborhoods, and investing in their Black students.
JLG has long been committed to exploring feminist scholarship, and the feminist movement was profoundly shaped by and propelled forward by the work of Black women. Women and BIPOC owe so much of their progress to the, all-too-often erased, work of Black women. Despite this progress, there is so much to be done. JLG is committed to examining the ways in which we, as a journal and a community, perpetuate racism and ensuring that we are an actively anti-racist journal and community. We are dedicated to uplifting Black women voices. There is no other option.
Black Lives Matter.
Amber Lowery & Jordan Goodson