The Third Annual Bickel & Brewer Latino Institute for Human Rights Symposium, Feb. 21

The Bickel & Brewer Latino Institute for Human Rights at NYU School of Law will host its third annual symposium entitled, “A Force for Change: Advancing the Rights of the Latino Community.”

This national symposium brings together experienced practitioners, renowned academics, organizers, advocates, and law students from across the country to discuss the various areas in which the rights of the Latino community are being advanced or defended, from voting rights to local anti-immigrant ordinances to higher education.

Scheduled panels include:

  1. A Vote, A Voice: The Importance of the Voting Rights Act
    Moderator: Katherine Culliton-Gonzalez, Senior Attorney and Director of Voter Protection, Advancement Project.
    Panelists: William Brewer, Partner, Bickel & Brewer Storefront; Nina Perales, Vice President of Litigation, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF); and Ana Reyes, City Council member for the City of Farmers Branch, Texas.
  2. Lessons Learned from the Front Lines: Challenging Local Anti-Immigrant Ordinances in the Midst of a National Call for Reform
    Moderator: Julia Preston, National Immigration Correspondent, The New York Times.
    Panelists: Jose Perez, Deputy General Counsel, LatinoJustice/PRLDEF; James Renard, Partner, Bickel & Brewer Storefront; and Andre Segura, Attorney at the Immigrants’ Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
  3. Realizing the Dream: Promoting Access to Education and Bar Admissions for Undocumented Students
    Moderator: Alina Das, Associate Clinical Professor and Faculty Director of the Bickel & Brewer Latino Institute for Human Rights at NYU School of Law.
    Panelists: Sergio Garcia, Undocumented Attorney; Cesar Vargas, Executive Political Director of the DREAM Action Coalition.

The symposium is scheduled for Friday, February 21, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at NYU School of Law, Lipton Hall, 108 West Third Street. There is no cost to attend the symposium. Lunch will be provided. CLE Credit may also be available. To register for the symposium please click here.

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