A Turn To Justice

The American Bar Association invites you to join them for a complimentary commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the decision by the United States Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education and the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Friday, August 8, 2014
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Photo Exhibit Display
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Program
Hynes Convention Center
Boston, MA

James R. SilkenatOpening Remarks
James R. Silkenat, New York, NY
Sullivan & Worcester
President, American Bar Association (2013-2014)

The Honorable Dennis W. Archer, Jr.Keynote Speaker
The Honorable Dennis W. Archer, Jr., Detroit, MI
Detroit’s Former Mayor and
Michigan Supreme Court Justice
Past President, American Bar Association (2003-2004)

Reginald M. Turner, Jr.Moderator
Reginald M. Turner, Jr., Detroit, MI
Clark Hill PLC
Chair, American Bar Association Commission on
Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession

Speakers and panelists will include: Barbara Arnwine, President and Executive Director, National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Washington, DC; Kim Keenan, General Counsel, NAACP, Baltimore, MD: and Jenny Rivera, Judge, New York Court of Appeals, Albany, NY, and will examine the impact of Brown v. Board of Education and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as strategies for reducing existing racial and ethnic disparities.

The Brown decision and the Civil Rights Act addressed specific types of discrimination without fully addressing : 1) the vestiges of discrimination, including then-existing disparities in wealth or education which certainly impacted future prospects for both employment and education; 2) the vestiges of discrimination, including unconscious “baggage” (unconscious bias) which unknowingly impacted (and continues to impact) education and employment; and 3) schemes designed to discriminate using a pretext or proxy for race or ethnicity, which also impacts education and employment.

For more information and to *register, please visit: www.ambar.org/brown.

*Please select the ‘Non-Member/Governance’ option to receive complimentary registration for this program. Special Offer: As an attendee of the “A Turn to Justice: Examining the Dream of Brown and the Civil Rights Act” program, a coupon for a discounted ticket to the ABA Networking Welcome Reception will be available at all Public Interest Programs. Please redeem the coupon at ABA registration.

If you have any questions, please contact Deidra Franklin at deidra.franklin@americanbr.org or 312/988-5409.

Presented by the American Bar Association:
The ABA Office of the President, Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession,
Center for Racial and Ethnic Diversity, Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice, Commission on
Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities, Council for Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the
Educational Pipeline, Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, and the
Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities

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