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The ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession is a diverse group of committed lawyers serving, through its work and programs, as the catalyst for creating leadership and economic opportunities for racially and ethnically diverse lawyers within the ABA and the legal profession.  We provide a voice to surface and tackle issues of discrimination, racism and bigotry, and to inspire the ABA and the profession to value differences, to be sensitive to prejudice, and to reflect the society we serve.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, and the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson.   At the upcoming ABA Annual Meeting, the ABA is commemorating these landmarks in a special program complimentary panel presentation entitled:  “A Turn to Justice: Examining the Dream of Brown and the Civil Rights Act”.  

Open to the public with a focus on students from the surrounding communities, the program will examine these landmark victories which were won as a result of great sacrifice and struggle by diverse men and women who shared one thing in common: a commitment to social justice.  The event will take place on Friday, August 8, 2014, from 3:30 p.m. to 5: 00 p.m. during the Public Sector Day at the Annual Meeting in Boston, MA at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston, Room 302. 

Your charitable contribution, in any amount, will support the work of the Commission and help defray the cost of this program and many other others like it.  Such programs include the Spirit of Excellence Award, the Minority Counsel Program, and many others throughout the year.

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The Commission on Racial & Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, a public service project of the American Bar Association, receives funding through the ABA Fund for Justice and Education (FJE).  The FJE was created to accept gifts and grants to support the ABA’s public service work.  The FJE qualifies as an exempt fund under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and all contributions to the FJE are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.