2014 Program Guide: Racial Equality
The American Constitution Society for Law & Policy encourages its chapters to plan programming in the Spring of 2014 and beyond on issues related to the state of racial equality in our nation. As we approach the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, ordering the desegregation of public schools and renouncing the doctrine of “separate but equal,” and the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, we must appreciate the progress achieved by the civil rights movement, even as we critically assess the challenges that remain.
ACS encourages chapters to host events across the country to explore both jurisprudential approaches to equality, as well as legal and policy questions about equality within particular contexts. We also encourage chapters to host events exploring other related subjects, such as economic inequality and the equality of non-racial minorities. This brief guide, along with its associated speaker list, has been designed to help chapters in their planning for such events.
Attached below are the Program Guide and Speakers List:
- Program Guide, which provides an overview of the subject matter.
- Programmatic Suggestions Regarding Criminal Justice and Communities of Color, an update to the Program Guide.
- Speakers List, which provides names and affiliations for a wide range of experts on the topic to facilitate program planning.