The Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice's Council, Committee leaders, and members will travel to Atlanta, GA for three days of meetings and events, including:
Museum & Welcome Reception | This invitation only reception for Section leadership and Council members will be held at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, on Thursday, October 24, at 6:00 p.m., and will kick-off the Section's Initiative to Protect Fair Elections and Voting Rights. The event will include admission into Atlanta's stunning museum dedicated to the American Civil Rights Movements and its significance for the progress of human rights across the world.
Business Meetings | The Section's Fall Council Meeting will be held on Friday, October 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and Saturday, October 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The full agenda includes important discussion topics, such as the reorganization of the Section's Divisions and Committees, the roles and responsibilities of leadership, planning for the future, policy development, review of the Committees' Work Plans, and preparation for the ABA Midyear Meeting.
Fair Elections and Voting Rights Workshop | The premiere event of the 2019 Fall Meeting will be held at the State Bar of Georgia on Friday, October 25, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and will include presentations from several key organizations and advocates devoted to securing fair elections and voting rights. The following discussion will help the Section determine what actions to protect elections and voting rights at the federal and state level should be the highest priority. The Council will finalize an action plan from the workshop on Saturday, October 25.
Speakers for the workshop include:
Helen Butler, Georgia Coalition for the People's Agenda
Stephanie Cho, Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Lauren Groh-Wargo, Fair Fight Action
Harvey Soto, Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials
Sara Totonchi, Southern Center for Human Rights
Nse Ufot, New Georgia Project
Andrea Young, ACLU of Georgia