As part of our effort to support an infrastructure of collaboration between researchers, lawyers and advocates, we believe in the importance for The Civil Rights Project to conduct conferences and trainings.
Many of our conferences are envisioned to foster debate and have drawn experts from several distinct areas, commissioned for further research by The Civil Rights Project.
Events from 2009
- Looking to the Future: Legal and Policy Options for Racially Integrated Education in the South and the Nation (University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC , from Apr 02, 2009 09:00 AM to Apr 03, 2009 12:00 AM)
- This conference premiered a new generation of research commissioned for this event focused on the future of public education in the wake of the United States Supreme Court's 2007 decision in Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1 (PICS). The PICS decision is widely known for placing limits on what school districts can do to voluntarily pursue racially integrated schools. But the PICS decision was just as important for what it left in place. In PICS, a majority of the Court's justices rejected the idea that school districts and communities have no compelling interest in taking affirmative steps to provide their children with racially integrated public schools. On the contrary, the majority protected the fundamental right of willing school boards to craft contemporary and creative integrative plans for their local schools.