Central Islip, NY (PRWEB) October 03, 2012
On October 30th, 2012 at 6:00pm, Elaine Gross, President of ERASE Racism, will deliver the 4th annual Howard A. Glickstein Civil Rights and Public Policy Lecture at Touro Law Center.
The annual lecture was created in honor of Dean Emeritus of Touro Law Center, Howard A. Glickstein who helped shape the remarkable growth of the Law Center. Mr. Glickstein’s dedication and vision established Touro Law as a well-respected institution of higher education and a school with a commitment to the public interest.
Ms. Gross has been asked to deliver this year’s lecture, which Dean Patricia Salkin describes as “a critical component of this Country’s ongoing dialogue about race relation, civil rights and public policy.”
Ms. Gross will also be honored with the Howard A. Glickstein Civil Rights and Public Policy award.
When asked about the significance of receiving this award, she said, “I am honored to accept this award from Touro Law Center, recognized for its Public Advocacy Center and pro bono public service requirement. It is especially humbling that the award’s name honors Howard Glickstein, a great man who has dedicated his career and private life to advancing civil rights. While I can’t fill Howard’s shoes, I willingly accept this award as inspiration to keep our shared dreams alive.”
As the founder and president of ERASE Racism, Ms. Gross has lead public policy advocacy campaigns and programmatic initiatives to expose forms of racial discrimination and advocate for laws and policies that help eliminate racial disparities in housing, community development, public education and health.
To RSVP for the event, please email Courtney Klein, events (at) tourolaw (dot) edu or call (631) 761-7064. For more information please visit Touro Law Center's event page.