On January 27, 2016, the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights (KCHR)and the University of Kentucky College of Law are hosting a law symposium in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Kentucky Civil Rights Act. Governor Edward T. Breathitt signed the Kentucky Civil Rights Act into law on January 27, 1966. The act was the first of its kind passed in a southern state. The Kentucky Civil Rights Act makes it unlawful to discriminate against people in the areas of employment, financial transactions, housing and public accommodations (see more on this at the KCHR website). Please download the flyer (a .pdf file) about the symposium and post in your area for all to see.
Registration (free) will begin at 8 a.m. at the UK Law School, and the Symposium will start at 8:30 a.m. in the Law School Courtroom. The symposium will consist of a series of panels and speakers prominent in the civil rights arena, including legislators, judges, activists and attorneys. The keynote speaker will be Patricia Timmons-Goodson, Vice Chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The day of events should end around 4:30 p.m.
RSVP to the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights
Attention: Mary Ann Taylor- call 502.566.9961 or pre-register on the UK Law School website at http://law.uky.edu/civilrightssymp.