Friday, September 24, 2010

IHRC to Host Free Teleconference on Segregation: Europe's Roma and the U.S. Civil Rights Movement

You are cordially invited to a free tele-conference sponsored by the ABA SIL International Human Rights Committee with Prof. Jack Greenberg, Columbia Law School, titled “Segregation: Europe’s Roma and the U.S. Civil Rights Movement” on October 1, 2010 from 10:30 am EDT to 11:30 am EDT.

Prof. Greenberg will discuss Roma in Europe who live in poverty and attend segregated schools. Their plight is one of the most pressing Civil Rights issues of our time. Prof. Greenberg will:
  • Discuss European laws and court decisions outlawing discrimination;
  • Explain why European laws and decisions have, thus far, had little or no impact on segregation of Roma children;
  • Compare the Roma’s situation with the U.S. Civil Rights movement.
Prof. Greenberg’s remarks will be based upon research in Eastern Europe, an article titled Report on Roma Education Today: From Slavery to Segregation and Beyond in the May issue of Columbia Law Review, and decades of legal experience as Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

Prof. Greenberg is one of the foremost Civil Rights figures in the United States. He argued one of the cases that constituted Brown v. Board of Education and then served as Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund for 23 years. He is author of Crusaders in the Courts, a history of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

To participate, please dial 1-712-432-1600 (USA) and input Participant Access Code 136017#. Participants will be muted but may unmute/remute (using “*6”) during the QNA of 30 minutes at the end of the teleconference. Please remain on mute while not speaking to avoid complications with feedback. The teleconference is limited to 96 participants, so please join early to ensure participation on a first come, first served basis.

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