WeHo Presents Discussion on Defending Civil Rights in the Trump Era with Vanita Gupta

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The City of West Hollywood’s Human Rights Speakers Series joins the UCLA School of Law’s David J. Epstein Program for a special presentation of the program, DEFENDING CIVIL RIGHTS IN THE TRUMP ERA with Vanita Gupta, President and CEO, The Leadership Conference On Civil and Human Rights, Margaret Levy Public Interest Fellow, UCLA School of Law.

Join the conversation with Vanita Gupta, a long-time civil rights lawyer who heads the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, one of the leading organizations in Washington, D.C., fighting the current Administration’s anti-civil rights agenda. She will be in conversation with Karin Wang, Executive Director of the David J. Epstein Program in Public interest Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law, and a former civil rights lawyer at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles.

From 2014 to 2017, Gupta served as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, overseeing high-profile matters such as the investigations of the Ferguson, Baltimore, and Chicago police departments; the challenge to North Carolina’s HB2 law and other transgender rights litigation; and enforcement of education, land use, hate crimes, and other statutes to combat religious discrimination. Prior to joining the DOJ, Gupta litigated detention, mass incarceration, wrongful conviction, and other criminal justice issues at the ACLU and the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund.

The event is taking place at the City Council Chambers at the West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069, February 26, 2019, 7pm – 9pm.

Validated parking will be available in the adjacent 5-story structure. Free Admission. RSVP REQUIRED: http://bit.ly/HRSS-Feb2019

RSVP does not guarantee entry. Event will be overbooked to ensure a full house. Please arrive early to secure a seat.

The mission of the City of West Hollywood’s Human Rights Speakers Series is to bring together diverse communities to learn about and discuss global, national and local human rights issues in a supportive environment. It is a continuation of the City of West Hollywood’s core value of Respect and Support for People.

For information on other programs coordinated by the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division, please visit: www.weho.org/arts.

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