Civil Rights Series

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion’s newest initiative is the Civil Rights Series, a program of monthly events that highlight civil rights issues featuring notable individuals and organizations at the forefront of today’s civil rights movement.

  Closing the Borders
March 8, 2018

Our Civil Rights Series continued on March 8 with "Closing the Borders." Anthony Romero, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), joined us to discuss DACA, the border wall, due process and citizenship.

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  Still Marching Into Selma
January 31, 2018

Our 2018 Civil Rights Series opened with Richard Cohen, President of the Southern Poverty Law Center, discussing the organization's plans for 2018.

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  Rock Paper Scissors: Religious Freedom or Equal Rights?
November 1, 2017

Janson Wu, Executive Director with GLAD, and Suzanne Goldberg, Herbert and Doris Wechsler Clinical Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, discussed religious freedom and civil rights.

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  Fanning the Flames: The Rise in Hate Crimes in America
September 13, 2017

Kenneth Jacobson, Deputy National Director and Christopher Magyarics, Senior Investigative Researcher and Training Coordinator, of the Anti-Defamation League discussed the rise in hate crimes in America.

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  Marching for Justice: A Discussion with Women’s March Founders
July 19, 2017

Three founders and organizers of the historic Women’s March - Mrinalini Chakraborty, Emma Collum and Breanne Butler - discussed the history of social activism, the genesis of the Women’s March and future plans.

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  The Domino Effect: If Abortion Rights Fall, LGBT Rights Are Next
June 20, 2017

Nancy Northup, President & CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, and Rachel Tiven, CEO of Lambda Legal, led an open discussion of LGBT rights, reproductive rights and the intersectionality of each group’s civil rights.
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  Civil Rights in 2017
May 10, 2017

Vanita Gupta, former head of the Civil Rights division at the U.S. Department of Justice and current President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, discussed civil rights law in the Obama Administration.

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June 27: SFIG Legal Counsel Forum 2018

Partners Scott Cammarn and Neil Weidner will be speaking at this event in New York City.

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