A reception for the keynote speaker of the Annual Human Rights Conference of the Waterloo Commission on Human Rights will take place on [b]Thursday, February 28[/b], from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (See the next paragraph about the conference.) This reception will take place in the multipurpose room and lobby of the Center for Multicultural Education. The keynote speaker is Randall Kennedy, the Michael R. Klein Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the author most recently of [i]The Persistence of the Color Line: Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency[/i]. He will give a teaser of the next day's keynote address at the reception at 7:45 p.m. This reception and the conference are free and open to the public.
[b]Friday, March 1[/b], in the Maucker Union Central Ballroom, Prof. Kennedy will present "Race Relations and the Law in the Obama Era" during the opening session of the Annual Conference on Human Rights. This conference is sponsored by the Waterloo Commission on Human Rights, in partnership with the Center for Multicultural Education.
Registration is available [url=http://www.cityofwaterlooiowa.com/lectureregistration. ]here[/url]. There is no cost for the conference; registration is for counting purposes only. Walk-in registration begins at 7:30 a.m., when there is a continental breakfast to be had by all. The program starts at 8:00, and the keynote address is at 8:20. Following his speech and the question-and-answer period, there will be three, consecutive plenary forums on housing, education and criminal justice issues. The conference is expected to end shortly before 1:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.