NC Advocates for Justice to Host Symposium on Minority Rights at International Civil Rights Museum April 11

In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education and the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the NC Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) will host a full-day, free symposium on the state of minority rights in North Carolina on April 11. This event is co-sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers and will be held at the International Civil Rights Museum.

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Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) April 05, 2014

The April 11 event entitled The Dawn of a New Fulfillment: Equal Justice Under the Law 50 Years after the 1964 Civil Rights Act will be moderated by NCAJ Board Member and Orange/Chatham county Public Defender James E. Williams, Jr. and co-hosted by NCAJ Civil Rights Section Chair Michele Luecking-Sunman. Presentations begin at 9:00 am, to be followed by an afternoon reception.

Speakers to include:

-Congressman G.K. Butterfield
-Attorney James E. Ferguson, II: Commemorating Legal Scholar and Civil Rights Giant Julius L. Chambers
-Professor Mark Dorosin: Revival of Plessy: The New Challenge of School Re-segregation
-Professor Irving Joyner: Pimping Brown v. Bd. Of Education: The Destruction of African –American Schools and the Mis-Education of African-American Students.
-Attorney Alyson Grine: Raising Race in North Carolina Criminal Cases
-Attorney Sarah Preston: The Battle over Reproductive Justice: Politicians in the Doctor’s Office
-Attorney Geraldine Sumter: The Perils of Litigating Discrimination Cases 50 Years After the 1964 Civil Rights Act
-Attorney Daryl Atkinson: Racialized Mass Incarceration: The New Jim Crow?
-Attorney Anita Earls and Professor Kareem Crayton: The Impact of Voter Suppression Laws on the American Democratic Ideal

This event is open to the public. For more information or to register for this event, please contact michelle(at)ncaj(dot)com.

NCAJ provides continuing legal education for lawyers aimed at enhancing the quality of the legal profession, offers public education programs aimed at enhancing public access and understanding of the legal system, supports the writing of amicus briefs for the appellate courts, and advocacy work at the legislature in the areas of criminal and civil justice.


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