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Structural Racism Dialogues planned for the coming months

Members of the community are invited to attend upcoming events in the Structural Racism Dialogues series. Sessions in the coming months will be held with Ayesha Bell Hardaway and Dominique Rose.

Attend the following events:

Attendees will be placed in a drawing for the book How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi.

If you have any questions or comments about this series, contact the Office for Interprofessional Education, Research and Collaborative Practice at

More about the speakers

Ayesha Bell Hardaway

Ayesha Bell Hardaway is an assistant professor at the CWRU School of Law and the director of the Criminal Clinic in the Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic. She also is co-director of the Social Justice Institute. As a member of the faculty, Hardaway has taught as a clinician in the areas of health law, civil litigation and criminal justice. Her research and scholarship interests include the intersection of race and the law, constitutional law, criminal law, policing and civil litigation.

Prior to joining the law school faculty, Hardaway practiced in the Litigation Department of Tucker Ellis LLP. Her six years at the firm were devoted to defending major electrical, automotive and pharmaceutical manufacturers during all phases of litigation as trial counsel and National Coordinating Counsel. Hardaway represented those clients in state and federal courts throughout the country.

Before her time at Tucker Ellis, Hardaway was an assistant prosecuting attorney for Cuyahoga County and handled a variety of criminal matters, including juvenile delinquencies and general felonies. Hardaway serves as the deputy monitor on the Independent Monitoring Team appointed to evaluate police reforms implemented by the Cleveland Police Department under a federal consent decree.

Recommended readings for Professor Hardaway’s session are:

  • Killing the Black Body by Dorothy Roberts
  • Punishment Without Crime by Alexandra Natapoff
  • Condemnation of Blackness by Khalil Gibran Muhammed
  • How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Dominique Rose

Dominique Rose is a postdoctoral scholar and transdisciplinary fellow in primary care research at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.