Civil Rights and Social Justice
The dust of the ABA Annual Meeting has settled. The 2016 Section Officers Conference has been held. The CRSJ Leadership Orientation has taken place. The Bar Year is underway. The glow of the Section’s 50th Anniversary Celebration remains fresh on our minds. At the same time, the unsettling litany of problems of police-community conflict, conflict with communities of color, gun violence, and fundamental issues of civil rights catalogued by Immediate Past Chair Lauren Rikleen in her last Chair’s column command our attention.
Former Chair's Column
This is the last column that I have the opportunity to write as chair of the Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice. Usually, the final chair’s column is a time to reflect back on the year and identify some of the Section’s highlights and accomplishments. I am, indeed, proud of the Section’s many accomplishments during this 50th anniversary, and appreciate the Herculean efforts of our volunteers and staff that contributed to an amazing year of programming.
But the painful events of the past few months preoccupy the thoughts of many of us even as we take pride in the bar year that is coming to a close.
Anti-Muslim Hatred Grows in Europe
Engy Abdelkader, Religious Freedom Committee Co-Chair
How Attacks on Women’s Health Makes Us All Losers in the War on Poverty
Sep. 21, 2016 - Janel George, Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity Committee Co-Chair
Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the ABA Section for Civil Rights and Social Justice
Courtenay Dunn, Bullyproof Committee Co-Chair
Muslim. Black. Women.
Sep. 16, 2016 - Engy Abdelkader, Religious Freedom Committee Co-Chair
Protest: A Visionary Act
Sept. 14, 2016 - Sheila Y. Thomas, Section Council Member