The Engineer’s Role in the Fight Against Anti-Black Structural Racism

The Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment (ESSIE) created an ongoing Conversations and Engagement Webinar Series to discuss racial equality, especially given the occurrences of the past six months, and ethics for engineers.

On Sept. 4, ESSIE invited UF Racial Justice Term Professor Michelle S. Jacobs from the Fredric G. Levin College of Law to speak in our inaugural lecture.

Professor Michelle S. Jacobs is interested in all aspects of the criminal justice system, but especially on the State’s use of violence to deny full access to justice for poor people, women, and all people of color. She teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, International Criminal Law, Critical Race Theory and has recently been exploring the intersection of developing technology and criminal law.  Professor Jacobs received her undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Princeton University and her law degree from Rutgers University Law School – Newark, where she was a member of the Women’s Rights Law Reporter. She is an internationally known scholar and was recently  featured on multiple media sites discussing the murder of Breonna Taylor at the hands of the Louisville, Kentucky police. Professor Jacobs states her greatest achievement in life is that she helped her two Black children survive to healthy adulthood in a virulently racist and violent American culture.