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2014 Annual Airlie Civil Rights Training Conference

Event Date(s): 
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 8:00am - Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 4:15pm
Airlie Conference Center
6809 Airlie Road
Warrenton, VA
Airlie 2014 flyer

Dear Friend of LDF,

We are excited to share with you a sneak peek into the 2014 Annual Civil Rights Training Institute.

Among this year's distinguished panelists are:

  • Philip Tegeler - Poverty & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC) 
  • Nina Perales - MALDEF 
  • Daryl V. Atkinson - Southern Coalition for Social Justice 
  • Alan Jenkins - Opportunity Agenda 
  • Natalie Landreth - Native American Rights Fund (NARF) 
  • Gloria Ladson-Billings - University of Wisconsin-Madison 
  • Miriam Gohara - Federal Capital Habeas Project 
  • George H. Kendall - Squire Sanders 
  • Paul Bender - Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law 
  • Susan Carle - American University Washington College of Law 

And many more...

Agenda topics include:

  • Fear of a Black Planet? Protecting and Expanding Our Democracy in an Emerging Majority-People of Color Nation 
  • Media, Messaging, and Race: New Research and Tools for Civil Rights Lawyers 
  • Barred for Life? Litigating Challenges to Criminal Background Checks in Employment 
  • Race & Place: Addressing Inequity in Neighborhoods and Schools

Events Hours:
Friday Oct 24, 2014 - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday Oct 25,  2014 -  8:00 AM to 4:15 PM

** Last day to register is Sunday, October 19, 2014 **


Organizations already registered to join us this year:

  • Advancement Project 
  • AARP Foundation 
  • NAACP 
  • Opportunity Agenda 
  • US Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
  • US Commission on Civil Rights 
  • Southern Coalition for Social Justice 
  • US DOJ Civil Rights Division 
  • Race and Bail Project 
  • Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson, P.C. 
  • Lambda Legal 
  • Fried Frank 
  • Center for Law and Social Justice 
  • Capital Appeals Project

We look forward to seeing everyone at Airlie!


What attendees are saying about LDF's Annual
Civil Rights Training Institute:

"I've developed some of my best litigation and advocacy ideas from the Legal Defense Fund's Airlie conferences. It's not just the formal presentations that are important - it's the value of being around supportive and creative colleagues who are pushing the envelope of what's possible in our evolving civil rights movement."

Philip Tegeler: Executive Director,
Poverty & Race Research Action Council

"I consider the Airlie conference to be essential to my work. Each time I attend Airlie, I leave with new ideas, new connections, and a renewed spirit."

Fatima Goss Graves: Vice President,
Education & Employment
National Women's Law Center