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October 26, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

New York Fellows Virtual Lunch Program

RSVP by Tuesday, October 26th
Featured Keynote: “Civil Rights in America: A History"
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This event is free to registerees. 

Featured Keynote: “Civil Rights in America: A History” with Christopher Schmidt (ABF Research Professor; Associate Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law)

The term “civil rights” has such a familiar presence in discussions about American politics and law that we tend to use it reflexively and intuitively, but rarely do we stop to think about what exactly we mean when we use the term and why certain uses strike us as right or wrong. In this presentation, Professor Christopher Schmidt tells the story of how Americans have fought over the meaning of civil rights from the Civil War through today. Through their struggles over what it means to live in a nation dedicated to protecting civil rights, each generation has given the label new life and new meaning. Join the ABF to learn more about how the words we use to understand our world become objects of contestation and points of leverage for social, political, and legal action.

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The Fellows gratefully recognize: