Monitor Weekly - April 14, 2012
|The Leadership Conference Education Fund||April 14, 2012|
Join the National End Racial Profiling Advocacy Week. The Leadership Conference is joining community leaders and individuals across the country next week to urge members of Congress to co-sponsor and pass the End Racial Profiling Act (S. 1670). Take action now and see The Leadership Conference’s 2011 report "Restoring a National Consensus: The Need to End Racial Profiling" to learn more. A Senate Judiciary subcommittee has also scheduled a hearing entitled "Ending Racial Profiling in America" for Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., in Room 226 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
Fighting Michigan's Ban on Equal Opportunity. In Cincinnati, attorneys representing a wide range of groups including students, faculty and prospective applicants asked a 15-judge federal appeals court panel to uphold an earlier ruling that struck down Michigan’s ban on equal opportunity programs in public higher education, employment, and contracting.
Mark Ayers, 1949 - 2012. The social justice community is mourning the passing of Mark Ayers, President of the Building and Construction Trades Department (BCTD), AFL-CIO. Ayers was a longtime advocate for workers’ rights and was most recently playing a lead role in the coalition’s work opposing Arizona’s extreme anti-immigrant law. The AFL-CIO’s BCTD has produced a video to honor Ayers.
D.C. Event Celebrates Bayard Rustin's Life In Letters. The Leadership Conference is proud to co-sponsor a talk by Michael G. Long, editor of "I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin's Life in Letters" on Monday, April 16, at Busboys and Poets on 14th Street in Washington, D.C. Bayard Rustin, a longtime executive board member of The Leadership Conference, was a pioneering civil and human rights activist best known for organizing the 1963 March on Washington. This year marks the centennial of his birth in 1912. The Leadership Conference is partnering with City Lights, Busboys and Poets, Teaching for Change, the DC Center for the LGBT Community, the National Black Justice Coalition, Capitol Hill Friends, the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance of Washington D.C., and The Washington Blade. For more information, visit www.citylights.com/book/?GCOI=87286100330920&fa=events
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