Annual Civil Rights Conference Archive

Civil Rights Conference 2019 (CRC2019)

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Keynote presentation by Jose Antonio Vargas – Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, founder of Define American, and leading voice for the human rights of immigrants.

Protecting Immigrant and Migrant Workers Pre-Conference Presentations:

Protecting Immigrant and Migrant Workers Pre-Conference Agenda and Speaker Bios

Protecting Immigrant & Migrant Workers: EEOC Guidance on National Origin Discrimination
Joe Wilson - U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, State and Local Program Manager, St. Louis District Office
Train-the-Trainer: Rights and Planning Guide
Rose Godinez, ACLU of Nebraska and Dearra Godinez, Immigrant Legal Center

Conference Presentations:

Hot Topics in Nebraska Civil Rights Laws and Ethical Responsibilities
Danielle Conrad - Executive Director, ACLU of Nebraska
Best Practices Panel: Creating & Managing a Diverse Workforce
David Brown – Managing Partner, Brown Immigration Law PC, LLO
Sandra Montgomery – Senior Civil Rights Investigator, Omaha Human Rights and Relations
Torrey Gerdes – Trial Attorney/Chair of Employment Practice Group, Baylor Evnen, LLP
Michelle Ware – Senior Civil Rights Investigator, Lincoln Commission on Human Rights
Housing Legal Update
Legal Aid of Nebraska Housing Justice Project Attorneys: Scott Mertz, Caitlin Cedfeldt, Sara Rips & April Kirkendal
Employment Legal Update
L. Jack Vasquez Jr. – Interim Director, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, St. Louis District Office
Assistance Animals in Housing
Stephany Pleasant Maness – Attorney, Disability Rights Nebraska

2018 Civil Rights Conference

Conference Presentations:

Employment Legal Update
Andrea Baran, Regional Attorney, US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, St. Louis District Office
Housing Legal Update: Dangerous Animals and Breeds
Scott Moore, Attorney, Baird Holm
Employment Panel: Trends and Perspectives in Employment Discrimination
Andrea Baran, Regional Attorney, US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, St. Louis District Office
Steve Willborn, Attorney and Professor at UNL Law College
Kings of Broken Things
A novel by Theodore Wheeler

2017 Civil Rights Conference

Conference Presentations:

Dangerous Animal Issues and Companion Animals
Scott P. Moore, Attorney, Baird Holm
Employment Legal Update
L. Jack Vasquez Jr., Deputy Director, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, St. Louis District Office
Housing Challenges and Resources for Rural Nebraska
Earl Redrick, Director of HUD Omaha Field Office
Paul Bartlett, Multi-Family Housing Program Director
Mixed Company
Amos Sobotka
"The Boys in the BunkHouse"
Dan Barry, Author, New York Times Columnist
Housing Legal Update
Heather Ousley, Attorney-Advisor, Region VII, US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Employment Panel: Trends and Perspectives in Employment Discrimination
Kimberley Taylor-Riley, Executive Director, Lincoln Commission on Human Rights
Stan Odenthal, Executive Director, Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission
Spencer Danner Jr., Director, Omaha Human Rights and Relations

2016 Civil Rights Conference

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2015 Civil Rights Conference

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2014 Civil Rights Conference

2013 Civil Rights Conference