Public lecture featuring Thomas E. Perez, U.S. Assistant Attorney General


The Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr. Appellate Advocacy Fellowship Presents:

Lecture on Law, Civil Liberties, and Public Policy



Thomas E. Perez

U.S. Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division
The United States Department of Justice

“Civil Rights Division:  Goals and Challenges of the Past, Present, and Future”

The Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice works to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans, particularly the most vulnerable members of our society. The Division enforces a wide array of laws that protect the civil rights of all individuals, and has played a role in many of the nation's pivotal civil rights battles.  Currently, the Division is ramping up enforcement in a number of priority areas; prosecutors are pursuing a record number of criminal enforcement cases; dedicated civil rights units are being established in U.S. Attorney offices around the country; and updated training on civil rights issues is being provided for local, state and federal law enforcement agencies nationwide.  Recent updates to key civil rights statutes, such as the addition of assaults motivated by a victim's sexual orientation, gender identity or disability, to the scope of hate crimes prohibitions, has kept the Civil Rights Division at the forefront of protecting the civil rights of all Americans.  Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez, who leads the Civil Rights Division, will discuss priorities, challenges and accomplishments of the Division.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
6:00 p.m.
The Walters Art Museum, Graham Auditorium
600 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland
Centre Street Entrance
Free and Open to the Public.
For more information email or call (410) 685-7664.
Co-sponsored by Public Justice Center
In-Kind Sponsor:  The Walters Art Museum