A Turn to Justice: Examining the Dream of Brown and the Civil Rights Act


Join us for this complimentary event!

August 8, 2014

ABA Annual Meeting
Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02115

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

In 2014, we celebrated the 60th anniversary of the decision by the United  States Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka and the 50th  anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Despite the passage of 50  years or more, significant disparities related to race and ethnicity exist  with respect to both education and employment. 

As a result, we must also consider how far we have yet to go in light of these disparities in both education and employment. Our best hope for creating greater change is to better understand how so little has changed despite the passage of 50 or more years since the occurrence of these landmark moments in civil rights history. 

Our panelists will discuss the impact of Brown v. Board of Education and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as well as strategies for reducing existing disparities. 


James R. Silkenat
Sullivan & Worcester
New York, NY
President, American Bar Association (2013-2014)


Dennis W. Archer, Jr.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
Detroit, MI
Detroit’s Former Mayor and
Michigan Supreme Court Justice
Past President, American Bar Association (2003-2004)



Reginald M. Turner, Jr. 
Clark Hill PLC
Chair, ABA Commission on Racial and
Ethnic Diversity in the Profession
Detroit, MI


Barbara Arnwine                       Rodney Fong
President and                             Co-Director, Law+Plus Program
Executive Director                       Asst Professor of Law
National Lawyer's Committee     University of San Francisco
for Civil Rights Under Law           School of Law
Washington, D.C.                        San Francisco, CA       


Kim Keenan                               The Honorable Jenny Rivera
General Counsel                         New York State Court of Appeals
NAACP                                         Albany, NY
Baltimore, MD



For questions about the program, contact us at (312) 988-5409.