A Conversation About Civil Rights: An Evening with Vanita Gupta
Please join SABA-DC as we host an evening with Vanita Gupta, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and head of the Civil Rights Division at the United States Department of Justice. The Civil Rights Division, created by the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1957, works to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans. The Division enforces federal statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, disability, religion, familial status and national origin.
The conversation will focus on Ms. Gupta’s career path, and her role in the Civil Rights Division’s recent efforts in criminal justice reform, constitutional policing, and federal enforcement of transgender rights.
Vanita Gupta is the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and head of the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. She was appointed to lead the division by President Barack Obama in October 2014. Formerly, she was a civil rights lawyer and the Deputy Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), where she oversaw the ACLU's national criminal justice reform efforts. Prior to that, she was Assistant Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF). As the chief civil rights prosecutor for the United States, she oversees a wide range of additional enforcement efforts, including prosecuting hate crimes and human trafficking, promoting disability rights, protecting the rights of LGBT individuals and combating discrimination in education, employment, housing, lending and voting. She is a graduate of Yale University and New York University School of Law.
Where: Mayer Brown LLP, 1999 K Street NW
When: October 25, 2016, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Reception 6:00 - 6:30
Remarks 6:30 – 7:30
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