St. John's and NYU Law Schools Present a Two-Day Symposium on Title VII at 50

Thursday, April 3, 2014

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the landmark legislation prohibiting employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. By its enactment, notions of equality were more deeply embedded in United States public law. On April 4-5, 2014, the St. John’s Law and NYU Law Schools will host a two-day symposium commemorating this important milestone, featuring panelists and speakers who will assess the past, present and future of Title VII.

Presenters Include
Jacqueline A. Berrien, Chair, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Paulette Brown, President-Elect, American Bar Association; Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop Emeritus of New York; Rev. Dr. Floyd H. Flake, former Congressman, 1986-1997; William B. Gould, IV, Former Chair, NLRB (1994-98); Wilma Liebman, Former Chair, NLRB (2009-11); Charles B. Rangel, Member of Congress, United States House of Representative

Topics of Discussion
• The historical origins of Title VII and its current effectiveness
• Reforms or amendments of Title VII in terms of its scope, implementation or interpretation
• Important cultural, sociological, and societal changes wrought by Title VII

Friday, April 4, 2014
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
St. John’s School of Law
Belson Moot Court Room, 2nd Floor
8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11439

Saturday, April 5, 2014
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
NYU School of Law
Vanderbilt Hall, Room 210, 2nd Floor
40 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

Sponsors
American Arbitration Association;  Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund; LatinoJustice/PRLDEF;  New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU);  Society of American Law Teachers (SALT)