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8 Seattle J. Soc. Just. 303 (2009-2010)
Afterword: Change and Continuity: An Introduction to LatCrit Taskforce Recommendations

handle is hein.journals/sjsj8 and id is 319 raw text is: Afterword: Change and Continuity: An
Introduction to the LatCrit Taskforce
Marc-Tizoc Gonzdilezi
Yanira Reyes-Gil2
Belkys Torres3
Charles R. Venator-Santiago4
For the past thirteen years, the LatCrit community has gathered annually
to produce knowledge and promote praxis focused on the transformation of
subordinate society.5 In doing so, the LatCrit experiment in critical outsider
jurisprudence is both ordinary and unique. Our efforts are ordinary in that
many, if not most, genres of critical outsider jurisprudence focus their
scholarly and activist efforts on the development of antisubordination
knowledge and policy. However, our efforts are also unique in that the
LatCrit community is the only community, among the various strands of
critical outsider jurisprudence, to have managed continuity and consistency
for thirteen straight years.6 In this afterword, we reflect on the ways that this
history has helped us articulate recommendations for the future of this
organization. Our aim is to extrapolate the critical lessons from this
collective body of knowledge, which helped guide our thoughts when
developing and practicing a critical internal review of our organization. We
hope these considerations will be useful to scholars of all stripes in their
continuing efforts to connect law with social justice.
Of course, one immediate observation is that the LatCrit community has
been committed to both community building and coalition building since its
inception.7 For more than a century, racial and ethnic majorities exploited a
monopoly over formal law and have been violently degrading, if not
erasing, all consciousness of community or collective identity among

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