Dennis D. Parker, Director of the ACLU National Office's Racial Justice Program, will speak about racism and inequality in the United States, and the school-to-prison pipeline, which funnels children from the educational system into the criminal justice system. Dennis will discuss the challenges in ensuring non-discrimination and equality within the criminal justice system, and how the Racial Justice Program at the ACLU is seeking to challenge practices within school discipline that violate human rights and have discriminatory impacts on communities of color through litigation, public education, community organizing and legislation.
Lunch will be provided.
This event is part of a Human Rights Institute yearlong series on Racial Justice and Human Rights, which examines how human rights and social justice advocates counter racial injustice and structural racism. The series is co-sponsored by Empowering Women of Color, Latino/a Law Student Association, Law in Africa Student Society, Middle Eastern Law Student Association, and Queer Transgender People of Color.