June 01, 2016

Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice Celebrates 50th Anniversary


The Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice (CRSJ) (formerly the Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities) celebrated its 50th anniversary in April with a special event at American University’s Washington College of Law.

The celebration, attended by ABA leaders and many of the section’s past chairs and staff members, featured keynote remarks by ABA President Paulette Brown and Slate senior editor Dahlia Lithwick and the presentation of the inaugural Civil Rights Hero Award to six civil right leaders, including U.S Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and children’s right advocate Marian Wright Edelman.

Among those attending were (from left) ABA Executive Director Jack Rives and CRSJ Chair Lauren Stiller Rikleen, Director Tanya N. Terrell, and Chair-Elect Kirke Kickingbird.

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