The Section hosted its 2022 Spring Council Meeting both virtually and in-person. Breaking away from our typical format, the Section hosted a day of virtual meeting events on April 13 and met in-person in San Pedro, CA, on April 26-29.
Virtual | April 13, 2022
Development and Fundraising Council Committee Meeting
Half of the Section's Council serves on the Development and Fundraising Council Committee. Members discussed the status of fundraising efforts for the 2022 Thurgood Marshall Award Celebration and the Section's Program Support Fund.
Publications Board Meeting
The Section launched its new Publishing Initiative earlier this Bar Year. The Publications Board met to review proposals for monographs, books, and other publications on the COVID-19 pandemic, critical race theory, environmental justice, voting rights, and additional hot topics in civil rights and social justice.
Membership, Diversity and Inclusion Council Committee Meeting
Half of the Council serves on the Membership, Diversity and Inclusion Council Committee. Members discussed membership recruitment and retention efforts, in addition to updates to the Section's diversity plan.
Section Council Meeting - Day 1
During the virtual meeting of the Section Council, Section Chair Beth K. Whittenbury reported on the Section's accomplishments for the 2021-22 Bar Year. In addition, Section Chair-Elect Juan R. Thomas reported on the progress of the Policy Implementation Initiative. Committee leaders provided reports on their progress for the 2021-22 Bar Year and liaisons reports on the work of their respective entities. Section members participated in breakout sessions to collaborate with Section Delegates on resolutions and future resolution development; discuss the Policy Implementation Initiative; answer remaining student questions for the Civil Rights Civics Institute; and discuss joint Committee projects. In addition, the Council voted on resolutions to be presented during the 2022 ABA Annual Meeting. As part of Section Chair Whittenbury's four-part Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Series, University of New Hampshire School of Law Professor Emerita Sarah Redfield led a training focused on eliminating implicit bias. We thank our partner, Walmart, for sponsoring this series.