Thursday, March 8, 4 p.m.
Armstrong Hall, Great Hall
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Realizing the dream of equal employment opportunity in the 21st century
a lecture by jacqueline a. berrien, Chair, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Jacqueline A. Berrien was sworn into office in April 2010, having been nominated by President Barack Obama to a term ending July 2014. Berrien came to the EEOC from the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, where she served as Associate Director-Counsel for five years. Earlier in her career, she worked in the Governance and Civil Society Unit of the Ford Foundation’s Peace and Social Justice Program, and she practiced civil rights law for more than 15 years.
The EEOC enforces federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. Chair Berrien’s remarks will address the equal employment challenges and opportunities that exist in the modern workplace and what the EEOC is doing to realize the dream of equal employment opportunity.
The John P. Morris Memorial Lecture honors John Peyton Morris, a faculty member at the College of Law from 1968-1993.
Professor Morris was committed to the principles of justice and equal opportunity and worked tirelessly throughout his life to foster diversity.
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