Lisa Holder on ABA Webinar ‘Education as Preparation for Civic Participation’

UPDATE FEBRUARY 3, 2020: The recording of the webinar is embedded below and additional resources are posted on the ABA website.

Lisa Holder, Of Counsel to the Equal Justice Society, will be one of the speakers on a webinar sponsored by the American Bar Association Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice.

The webinar, “The Educated Citizen—Education as Preparation for Civic Participation,” is Thursday, January 30, 2020, from Noon to 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time. Register for the webinar here.

This webinar is the first in a series on Education and Democracy exploring the significance of access to quality education as a prerequisite for meaningful participation in American democracy.

Building upon the U.S. Supreme Court’s observation in the case of Brown v. Board of Education that “education is the very foundation of good citizenship,” this series examines how education shapes democratic participation in a variety of significant ways.

The January 30 webinar explores how quality education helps prepare informed and engaged citizens. Speakers will address the importance of quality education that includes civics and how denial of such an education hinders participation in democratic institutions, like voting.

The webinar speakers:

  • Peter W. Cookson, Jr., Senior Researcher, Learning Policy Institute; Managing Director of the think tank Education Sector and Founder of the Equity Project at the American Institutes for Research
  • Lisa Holder, Of Counsel, Equal Justice Society
  • Mike Rebell, Executive Director, Campaign for Educational Equity at Teachers College, Columbia University, suit for right to civic education
  • Kimberly Robinson, Elizabeth D. and Richard A. Merrill Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law and Professor of Education and Curry School of Education and Human Development, University of Virginia
  • Moderator – Janel George, Co-Chair, Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity Committee, Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, American Bar Association & Co-Chair, Education Committee, Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, American Bar Association

Register for the webinar here.

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