Monday, July 18, 2011

Anthony Romero addresses over 200 at Justice Center/ACLU event

Anthony Romero, ACLU National Director
Anthony Romero, National Executive Director of the ACLU spoke to a crowd of over 200 people about "Disparate Opportunity in America: The Ongoing Struggle for Equal Rights" on July 14, 2011 at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium on the UAA campus.  
The Justice Center and the ACLU of Alaska presented this free program for the public, followed by a reception.  Twenty-one UAA and community partners were also co-sponsors and staffed information tables at the event. Prof. Deb Periman, Justice faculty, and Jeffrey Mittman, Alaska ACLU Director, coordinated this program. 

The focus of the program was recent developments in the continuing challenges faced by minority and underprivileged communities, and the work of the ACLU in fighting for equal rights.  During the lively q & a segment, Mr. Romero addressed a number of specific cases and topics.

The program was live streamed on the UAA Journalism and Public Communications website and has been archived for viewing after the event.  The presentation was also recorded as a podcast and will be available next week on the UAA website.

(l to r:) Dr. André Rosay, Justice Center Director; Walt Monegan, President/CEO, Alaska Native Justice Center; Dean Cheryl Easley, UAA College of Health and Social Welfare; Anthony Romero, ACLU National Executive Director; and Jeffrey Mittman, ACLU of Alaska Executive Director.
Below is a slideshow from the event.