THE WASHINGTON MARRIOTT AT METRO CENTER
775 12th St. NW
Junior Ballroom Salons 1 and 2
Washington, DC 20005
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights May 13, 2011 Briefing on Federal Enforcement of Civil Rights Laws Protecting Students Against Bullying, Violence and Harassment
WASHINGTON, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights announces that the location of its upcoming briefing in connection with its 2011 statutory enforcement report, Federal Enforcement of Civil Rights Laws to Protect Students Against Bullying, Violence and Harassment, on Friday, May 13, 2011 has been changed to The Washington Marriott at Metro Center, 775 12th St. NW, Junior Ballroom Salons 1 and 2, Washington, DC 20005, to better accommodate attendees. The briefing will start at 9:00 a.m. EDT and is expected to continue to 4:30 p.m. EDT. The briefing is public, and no advance reservation is necessary unless special services are requested.*
Speakers will include Russlyn Ali, ED; Thomas Perez, DOJ; Eliza Byard, GLSEN; Roger Clegg, CEO; John Eastman, Chapman Univ.; Fatima Goss Graves, National Women's Law Center; Gregory Herek, UC Davis; Ilan Meyer, Columbia; Hiram Sasser, Liberty Inst.; Stuart Buck, U. Arkansas; Paula Goldberg, PACER Center; Helen Gym, Asian Americans United; Kenneth Marcus, Inst. For Jewish & Community Research; Hilary Shelton, NAACP; Rajdeep Singh, Sikh Coalition; Tammy Aaberg, parent advocate; Deborah Lauter, ADL; Francisco Negron, National School Boards Assoc.; Ken Trump, Natl. School Safety and Security Services; and Eugene Volokh, UCLA Law.
* Hearing-impaired persons who require the services of a sign language interpreter should contact Pamela Dunston at (202) 376-8105 or [email protected] at least three business days before the scheduled date of the briefing. Broadcast media should contact Lenore Ostrowsky at (202) 376-8591.
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is an independent, bipartisan agency charged with monitoring federal civil rights enforcement. Members include Chairman Martin Castro and Commissioners Roberta Achtenberg, Todd Gaziano, Gail Heriot, Peter Kirsanow, Abigail Thernstrom, Dina Titus and Michael Yaki. Commission meetings and briefings are open to the general public. The Commission's website is http://www.usccr.gov.
Contact: Lenore Ostrowsky
Acting Chief, Public Affairs Unit
SOURCE U.S. Commission on Civil Rights