The event is free and refreshements will be available.
The National Campaign to Restore Civil Rights and the Equal Justice Society will host a book discussion on "Awakening from the Dream: Civil Rights under Siege and the New Struggle for Equal Justice".
Edited by Denise C. Morgan, Rachel D. Godsil and Joy Moses, with a forward by Erwin Chemerinsky, the book examines the Supreme Court's methodical dismantling of federal laws that advance inclusion, equal membership, political participation, and economic mobility in our diverse community. This important book weaves the plight of real people with incisive legal essays documenting the devastating impact of the Supreme Court's federalism revolution on our society.
Bill Lann Lee, Partner at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, and former U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights and Assistant Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, will speak.
Kimberly Thomas Rapp, Director of Law and Public Policy of the Equal Justice Society, will moderate the reading.
MORE ON THE BOOK -- Awakening from the Dream: Civil Rights Under Siege and the New Struggle for Equal Justice exposes the Supreme Court?s methodical dismantling of federal laws that advance inclusion, equal membership, political participation, and economic mobility in our diverse national community. The ongoing Federalism Revolution has crippled Congress?s legislative powers and made it difficult for individuals to bring suit to enforce their civil rights. Activists, law professors, public interest lawyers, and students discuss some of the Americans who have been deprived of justice by this rollback, making vivid the impact of the increasingly right-wing federal judiciary.
Visit http://www.cap-press.com/books/1415 to order the book if you can't make the event.
ABOUT NCRCR -- The National Campaign to Restore Civil Rights and over 110 partner organizations are working together make sure that all Americans work to protect fairness, our freedoms and our rights. http://www.rollbackcampaign.org
ABOUT EJS -- The Equal Justice Society is a national organization of scholars, advocates and concerned individuals advancing creative legal strategies and public policy for enduring social change.
Official Website: http://tinyurl.com/qpb6o
Added by kamisugi on April 12, 2006