On September 14, the US Commission on Civil Rights will be hosting a conference on Civil Rights in the 21st Century that may interest many of our readers. The event will be in Washington, DC, at the National Press Club [HT: My fiancee Alison Schmauch, a special assistant/counsel at the Commission].
There will be many prominent civil rights scholars and activists from across the political spectrum among the speakers, including James Patterson, Harry Holzer, Amy Wax, Amitai Etzioni, and others. The keynote speaker will be Washington Post columnist William Raspberry. Alison points out that law students, in particular, may want to take advantage of the opportunity to meet prominent people in this field.