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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, briefings and trainings.

Many of our conferences are envisioned to foster debate and draw experts from several distinct areas, commissioned for further research by The Civil Rights Project.

Upcoming and Recent Events

Event 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.
Event The Dropout Crisis in the Northwest: Confronting the Graduation Rate Crisis in All Communities with Special Focus on American Indian and Alaska Native Students (University of Washington in Seattle, WA, from May 30, 2008 08:30 AM to May 30, 2008 04:30 PM)
The Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA announces its major conference on the challenges of dropout rates in our nation's public schools. "The Dropout Crisis in the Northwest: Confronting the Graduation Rate Crisis in All Communities with Special Focus on American Indian and Alaska Native Students," will take place on Friday, May 30, 2008, from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM at the Ethnic Cultural Theatre on the University of Washington campus.
Event The First Symposium of The Project SEED Initiative: Promoting Educational Equity and Diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) (Harvard University, from Jan 20, 2006 08:30 AM to Jan 20, 2006 04:30 PM)
The Project SEED Initiative of The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University hosted a symposium on January 20, 2006 at the Harvard Graduate School of Education to explore issues of racial and ethnic social justice where they intersect with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Held in the Gutman Conference Center, the event was made possible with generous funding from The Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity at Harvard University, The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, The Center for School Reform at TERC, Inc., and The Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering.
Event Separate and Unequal: Segregation and Educational Opportunity in Metro Boston (Askwith Hall, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, from Apr 21, 2004 09:15 AM to Apr 21, 2004 12:30 PM)
An education research and policy conference examining school segregation, student achievement, and access to higher education in metropolitan Boston
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