[act-ma] Friday, 4/26: think tank "Is Educaton a Civil Right?" Harvard LS

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Sun Apr 7 19:36:07 PDT 2013


Advanced Leadership Initiative Think Tank:


  Is Education a Civil Right?
  <http://advancedleadership.harvard.edu/Portals/115252/docs/agenda_education_3.28.13.pdf>

Friday, April 26th, 1:30 to 4:30 pm
Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall
Harvard Law School

On the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that 
education is not
a right guaranteed by the Constitution, the United States faces the 
economic and
social consequences of its failure to ensure educational opportunity 
  for all. Education
is widely considered an underpinning for social mobility, a means for 
narrowing
income inequality gaps, and the basis for economic growth and 
competitiveness.

Since children and students of color suffer disproportionately, some 
have called
  education "the civil rights issue of our times." During our part of 
the Advanced
Leadership Initiative's Think Tank, we will explore some innovative 
programs and
  policies that promise to increase opportunity and open doors for 
previously excluded
and/or underserved students.

*This portion of the Think Tank is free and open to the public.*
Fridayy, 4/26
Agenda:
1:30 - 1:45  -  Introduction to Legal Cases
Speaker: Professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., Harvard Law School
1:45 - 2:30  -  Keynote Address: The State of Education as a Right Today
Speaker: Professor Kimberly Robinson, University of Richmond
2:30 - 2:45  -  Break
2:45 - 4:30  -  Preparing Students for a Diverse and Changing World: 
Action, Innovation
and Law in America's Public Schools
Moderator: Susan Eaton, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and 
Justice,
Harvard Law School

Panelists: Leticia Smith-Evans, Assistant Counsel, Education Practice 
Legal Defense
Fund, NAACP; Willie Barney, CEO, Empowerment Network, Omaha, NE; Scott 
Thomas, Executive
Director, Magnet Schools of America; Gregg Roberts, World Languages Dual 
Immersion
Specialist, Utah State Office of Education
This event is the Houston Institute's contribution to the YWCA's Stand 
Against Racism 
<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001uxkkiA-55bOHbqPLxGac2lrVmqhcVkQRTXAyE_gmvz2fRTQsWVgsNcJfEX5V1WxKNy4d9zuB6G3F5lPakFjeWyc-A5-OQnkVz0jJ9HPG6fS4ji4Jbl9KeNg92cF-KikD>
movement. Stand Against Racism is a national day of action to raise 
awareness that
racism still exists in our communities and we cannot ignore or tolerate 
it. This
  year's Stand Against Racism will take place April 26-30, 2013. More 
than 165 Boston
organizations have registered to date.
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