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NAACP LDF Race and Civil Rights in 2013 Conference: A Critical Analysis of 21st Century Challenges and Opportunities

The first of a dynamic two-part conference designed to engage the nation’s leading civil rights and racial justice advocates, including lawyers, scholars, and organizers

The purpose of the conferences is not only to identify challenges, but also to engage practitioners, organizers, and scholars who can offer innovative and under-explored ways of framing and executing civil rights legal initiatives.

  • Identifying the key barriers to equality and opportunity for people of color in contemporary American life.
  • Exploring the realities presented by current economic challenges and securing pathways to educational and economic opportunity for poor African Americans.
  • Identifying strategies to mainstream an understanding of implicit racial bias in civil rights law and policy.
  • Promoting a criminal justice paradigm that recognizes the need for violence reduction and increased public safety in communities of color, and challenges mass incarceration, injustice and racism in the criminal justice system.

Registration Notes:

As space is extremely limited at the conference, we advise participants to register online in advance to reserve a seat.  The conference registration fee is $50 and can be made using credit card or check online.  To the extent that space is available on the conference day, on-site registration will be permitted starting at 8:00 a.m. on June 6, 2013.  On-site registrants may submit the $50 registration fee by cash or check, made payable to the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.

Event Date(s):

Thursday, June 6, 2013 – 8:00am – 5:00pm

American University Washington College of Law

4801 Massachusetts Ave NW

Washington, DC 20016

Agenda can be downloaded at

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