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ClassCrits XIII Conference:Unlocking Race & Class For Just Transitions

ClassCrits XIII: Unlocking Race & Class For Just Transitions

October 21-22, 2022

Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston TX 


Co-Sponsored by ClassCrits, Inc., TapRoot Earth (formerly the Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy), and Thurgood Marshall School of Law

Special Saturday, October 22nd Program Options:  

Instead of panels, the program for Saturday afternoon will feature two special events that require advance registration, be sure to select your option on this form. 

(1) Toxic Tour:  Limited to 50 participants- FULL, You will be put on our waiting list

As a conference theme capstone, we will have a “toxic tour” by bus of the East End of Houston, a working-class and ethnically diverse area which is the heart of the city’s Hispanic/Latinx community and which is adjacent to the city’s extensive system of oil refineries and chemical plants.  The tour will be conducted by T.E.J.A.S., a grassroots environmental justice organization located in the East End that is dedicated to educating people about pollution and empowering them to fight for a healthy environment.  

(2) Writing Session: 

ClassCrits will host an informal writing retreat that will give attendees time to write and think about a project, interspersed with breaks for discussion and camaraderie.   

The general registration fee is $275.00 and $250 for Full ClassCrtis Members.  The fee will include meals and refreshments.  We encourage you to join ClassCrits as a Full Member and you will receive a discounted registration rate of $250.  Full voting membership dues are $25 for 2022.  To become a dues paying member now click ClassCrits Member and select "ClassCrits Member." 

Lodging:  The Conference has arranged a room block at the Hilton Houston Medical Center Hotel, 6633 Travis Street, Houston, TX 77030.  Attendees must book directly with the hotel .  The Conference rate is $119* per night plus taxes from October 20-23, 2022.  CLICK HERE to book at the Hilton Houston Medical Center or call 713-313-4606, use group code CLCS.  The Conference will also provide a bus to transport participants between this hotel and the Conference site.  The Hilton Houston Medical Center Hotel is 2 miles from Thurgood Marshall School of Law.  The hotel has self parking at $20 per night. 

In the event the Hilton is sold out, you may reserve a room at the same rate* at the Westin Houston Medical Center hotel, at this link

*Room block rates will expire by Sept. 28th.


The conference fee can be paid by credit card/debit card by September 2, 2022.   If you desire to pay by check please complete the registration and email us at .


Friday, October 21, 2022 to Saturday, October 22, 2022
Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, Texas.
3100 Cleburne St.
Houston, TX  77004
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Denise Herkey-Jarosch
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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