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The Educated Citizen—Education as Preparation for Civic Participation | ON-DEMAND

The Education & Democracy Webinar Series launches with this foundational program that will explore how quality education helps prepare informed and engaged citizens. Speakers will address the importance of quality education that includes civics and how denial of such an education hinders participation in democratic institutions, like voting.

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The Erosion of Disparate Impact and Future of Civil Rights in Education | ON-DEMAND

The second installment of the Education & Democracy Webinar Series series continues with an exploration of disparate impact legal theory and its significance for protecting civil rights in education and addressing discrimination in a variety of areas, including school discipline disparities. Speakers also explore the history and significance of disparate impact as a leading legal theory and how recent attempts to erode it can impact students' civil rights and access to educational opportunities.

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Democratization of Resources—Resource Inequities and Educational Opportunities | ON-DEMAND

The COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed school resource disparities that disproportionately impact students of color and students from low-income families. This third installment of the Education & Democracy Webinar Series examines how resource inequities compromise educational opportunities and outcomes for students of color and students from low-income families. Leading civil rights litigators discuss historic and current efforts to expand access to quality educational opportunities to all students.

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The Price Paid for Brown: Desegregation and the Expulsion of Black Teachers — Implications Then & Now | ON-DEMAND

The final installment of the Education & Democracy Webinar Series discusses the historic role of Black educators in school desegregation efforts, the retaliation they faced as a result, and the ongoing implications as a consequence of Brown v. Board of Education. This program also explores how COVID-19 has further exposed the failures of public policy to bridge the cultural, technical, and economic divide in public education.

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Upcoming Programs

In order to serve and provide resources to our Section members, the greater ABA, and the general public, the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice presents a variety of webinars highlighting critical legal issues of civil liberties, human rights, and social justice.