“Lighting The Path Toward Justice” Talk Back and Panel Discussion Luncheon
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, in conjunction with the Young Lawyers’ Committee is hosting a “Lighting Our Path Toward Justice” Talk Back and Panel Discussion Luncheon commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on Wednesday June 25, 2014 in New York City. The focus of this event is to highlight the transformative impact of this groundbreaking legislation in forging a pathway to social justice and equal opportunity for all Americans. The Panel Discussion and Luncheon will take place on Wednesday, June 25th from 12:00p.m. – 3:00p.m at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.
The Luncheon will take place from noon – 1:30p.m. and feature a “Talk Back” with Gilbert King, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, The Groveland Boys and the Dawn of a New America, and will be immediately followed by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 panel discussion.
Invited panelists include:
- Charles Ogletree, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School (Moderator)
- Gilbert King, Author, Devil in the Grove
- Michael Jones, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis & Co-Chair Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
- Dennis Parker, Director, ACLU Racial Justice Program
- Barbara Arnwine, President and Executive Director, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under La
- Jasmine Rand, Civil Rights Attorney, Rand Law LLC, Executive Committee Member, Young Lawyers’ Committee
When & Where
Advancement Project & Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Advancement Project is a multi-racial civil rights organization. Founded by a team of veteran civil rights lawyers in 1999, Advancement Project was created to develop and inspire community-based solutions based on the same high quality legal analysis and public education campaigns that produced the landmark civil rights victories of earlier eras. From Advancement Project's inception, we have worked "on-the-ground," helping organized communities of color dismantle and reform the unjust and inequitable policies that undermine the promise of democracy. Simultaneously, we have aggressively sought and seized opportunities to promote this approach to racial justice. Learn more about Advancement Project: http://www.advancementproject.org.
The principal mission of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is to secure equal justice for all through the rule of law, targeting in particular the inequities confronting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities. The Lawyers' Committee is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to enlist the private bar's leadership and resources in combating racial discrimination and the resulting inequality of opportunity - work that continues to be vital today. For more information about the LCCRUL, visit www.lawyerscommittee.org.