Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Civil Rights Speaker - Fri. 1/25

John Trasviña, President and General Counsel of the Mexican-American Legal Defense & Educational Fund, will speak on The Rollback of The Civil Rights Era in America as part of the Gates Public Service Speaker Series.

January 25, 2008 (Friday) 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: UW School of Law Room 133

Panel members will be asked to discuss various U.S. Supreme Court decisions (and policy implications of these decisions) that have served to roll back the civil rights of people of color across the country in the areas of workers rights and access to education. There will also be a discussion regarding the wave of passage of anti-immigrant laws across the country through state legislatures and city ordinances

Panel Members:
John Trasviña, President and General Counsel, Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
Luis R. Fraga, formerly a professor of Political Science at Stanford University and now Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement, Office of Minority Affairs and Office of the Provost here at the UW
Pramila Jayapal Executive Director, Hate Free Zone Washington
Cristóbal Joshua Alex, National Campaign to Restore Civil Rights

The event is free and open to the public.

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