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Special Presentation: Next Steps in Affirmative Action

Special Presentation: Next Steps in Affirmative Action

A special presentation of the CPR National Task Force on Diversity.

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)

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Event Details

CPR’s National Task Force on Diversity is hosting a presentation about next steps in affirmative action with Richard Kahlenberg, a professorial lecturer at George Washington University’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, from 12 to 1 PM on February 28th. The author or editor of 18 books, he has been called “the intellectual father of the economic integration movement” in K-12 school and “arguably the nation’s chief proponent of class-based affirmative action in higher education admissions.” 

An education expert, Kahlenberg argues that the SFFA v. Harvard decision is not the end of affirmative action; rather, the Supreme Court decision could lead policy-makers to pivot toward  more politically and legally sustainable approaches that focus on socio-economic status and disadvantage. 

Recently, Kahlenberg was cited in a February 20th article in The New York Times discussing the United States Supreme Court's decision to not hear a case regarding race and school admissions. 

Kahlenberg’s 1996 book, The Remedy: Class, Race, and Affirmative Action was named one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post.

Kahlenberg’s most recent book, Excluded: How Snob Zoning, NIMBYism, and Class Bias Build the Walls We Don’t See argues that existing housing laws “keep Americans of different races and classes from living in the same communities, sharing the same public schools and getting a chance to know one another across racial, economic and political lines.”

CLE Credits:

The Special Presentation on Next Steps in Affirmative Action is suitable for experienced attorneys and is eligible for 1 credit NY CLE* in the area of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion if completed in its entirety.

*NY CLE: CPR (International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution) has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of Continuing Legal Education in the State of New York. This continuing legal education course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Rules and Regulations for credits as indicated above.

Registration is required. Please use the "Register Now" button above. This event is free and the public is invited. CPR Institute members are asked to sign in to before registering.


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Ellen Waldman
Ellen Waldman
Vice President, Advocacy & Educational Outreach CPR Institute