November 9–10, 2017
Presented by Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice
Mondale Hall, University of Minnesota Law School
The Summit for Civil Rights will be held at the University of Minnesota Law School in Minneapolis on November 9 and 10, 2017. The Summit will take the first steps of transforming the historic coalition for civil rights into a new, modern political alliance.
The Civil Rights Movement of Dr. King and A. Philip Randolph succeeded in transforming the nation by defeating Jim Crow and moving us all closer to the ideal of a fully inclusive society. Sadly, recent decades have seen a retreat from that ideal, as segregation has intensified and economic inequality has risen dramatically.
The Summit for Civil Rights strives to reignite forward progress. Cities, workforces, and faith organizations contain untapped and overlooked sources of political power – power that can propel, once again, a national political movement for a racially integrated and united country with sustained prosperity for all.
At the Summit, attendees will learn from the triumphs and failures of the past, examine the changed political and social landscape of today, and restore the multiracial coalition for integration – a coalition that can win.
The Summit features contributors from all walks of life. This includes bipartisan political and labor leaders, representatives from diverse working-class communities, and the historic civil rights organizations and faith leaders that have always acted as visionaries for racial justice.
The Summit is the first step in a continuing project to create strategies to advance civil rights in the realms of litigation, legislation, and political organizing.
Please mark your calendar and plan to attend and participate in this important conversation about the future of the United States. If you have any questions, please email Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice.