Legal and education experts will provide their insights on these and other questions during the National Law-Related Education Conference, sponsored by the American Bar Association Division for Public Education, on Oct. 3-5 at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, in Atlanta.
What: 28th National Law-Related Education Conference
“Citizenship in the Global Era”
When: Oct. 3-5
Where: The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead
3434 Peachtree Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
Other guests include Mary Beth Tinker, who along with other students in 1965, wore a black armband to protest the war in Vietnam and ignited a free speech debate that was decided by the Supreme Court. Tinker, an advocate of students’ rights currently on tour across the country, will speak during a breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 4.
Teachers, professors, lawyers, judges, and civic education leaders will share law-related information, best practices, teaching strategies and curricula during the conference.
Program highlights include:
“Citizenship in the Global Era” — “What is citizenship?” “Who belongs and who has been excluded?” This program will answer some of the major questions that are imperative to the theme of the conference — Citizenship in the Global Era. Panelists include Rogers Smith, professor at the University of Pennsylvania; Elizabeth Cohen, professor at Syracuse University; Stephen Knadler, professor at Spelman College; and Peter Spiro, professor at Temple University.
This session will be webcast live via www.ambar.org/lreconf.
Friday, Oct. 4, 8:30 – 9:50 a.m.
“Refocusing: Law-Related Education in a Changing Social Studies Landscape” — An evolving topic in education is the new college, career and civic life (C3) framework for social studies from the National Council for the Social Studies. Panelists will discuss the challenges that social studies teachers face in the wake of Common Core Standards and hear from education practitioners who are implementing changes. Panelists include Diana Hess, senior vice president of the Spencer Foundation; Marshall Croddy, president of the Constitutional Rights Foundation; Michelle Herczog, history consultant with the Los Angeles County School System; Carolyn Periera, founder of the Illinois Civic Mission Coalition; and Mabel McKinney-Browning, director of the ABA Division for Public Education.
Friday, Oct. 4, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
“Do We Have Electoral Dysfunction?”— Panelists will discuss the voting idiosyncrasies that exist in America as seen in the documentary film “Electoral Dysfunction.” Panelists include Bennett Singer, award-winning producer of “Electoral Dysfunction”; David Deschamps, co-producer of “Electoral Dysfunction”; Jerry Gonzalez, executive director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials; Laughlin McDonald, director of the American Civil Liberties Union Voting Rights Project; and moderator Les Francis, communications strategist at Washington Media Group.
Friday, Oct. 4, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
“Immigration: Dreams, Conflicts, Realities” — The U.S. immigration debate continues as President Barack Obama calls for a national conversation on reform and states pass immigration legislation. Panelists will offer their perspectives on national immigration issues. Panelists include Natsu Taylor Saito, professor at Georgia State University College of Law; Paul Bridges, mayor of the City of Uvalda, Ga.; Azedah Shahshahani, director of the National Security/Immigrants’ Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union; Chris Taylor, with the law firm Taylor & Lee; and Deborah Richardson, executive vice president of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.This session will be webcast live via www.ambar.org/lreconf.
Sat. Oct. 5, 10:20 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Registration for this event and a complete agenda can be found online.
This event is free and open to members of the press. For media credentialing, please contact Betsy Adeboyejo at 202-662-1039 or Betsy.Adeboyejo@americanbar.org.
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