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GC Brad Berry to Discuss Admin’s Assault on Education, NAACP Lawsuit Against Betsy DeVos at CBC Education Event

September 13, 2018

NAACP’s General Counsel Brad Berry to Discuss Combating the Administration’s Assault on Education and NAACP Lawsuit Against Betsy DeVos During Congressional Black Caucus Education Event

Washington, D.C. —In June, the NAACP filed a lawsuit against Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) for abandoning without public notice its obligation to enforce civil rights. NAACP General Counsel Brad Berry will discuss this case and the NAACP’s resistance to the Trump Administrations attacks on public education during the 48th Annual Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference. The Reclaiming Our Civil Rights: Combating the Administration’s Assault on Education Braintrust will focus on the erosion of civil rights protections in education, and the push for policies that do not just reinforce previous guidance but actually advance educational opportunities for all students.

WHO:  NAACP General Counsel Brad Berry, Congressional Hosts: Bobby Scott, Alma Adams, Marcia Fudge, Hank Johnson, A. Donald McEachin, Aishatu Yusuf of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute; Lodriguez Murray of the United Negro College Fund, Professor Adai Tefera of Virginia Commonwealth University and others.

WHAT: Reclaiming Our Civil Rights: Combating the Administration’s Assault on Education Braintrust during the 48th Annual Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference.

WHEN: Thursday, September 13th– 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

WHERE: Location:202B- Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001

Please contact Malik Russell at mrussell@naacpnet.org to arrange and request interviews.

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Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. You can read more about the NAACP’s work and our six “Game Changer” issue areas here.

Media Contacts:

Malik Russell
Director of Communications
NAACP
mrussell@naacpnet.org