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2011 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium
  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • April 14-15, 2011

For questions regarding the Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium, please contact: 
Lou Ann Blake,
Law Symposium Coordinator,
National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place,
Baltimore, MD 21230 U.S.A.
Phone: (410) 659-9314, ext. 2221

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) will host the fourth Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium, "Bridging the Gap Between the Disability Rights Movement and Other Civil Rights Movements," on April 14-15, 2011, at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute in Baltimore. The symposium will seek solutions to address the misconception that disability rights is not a civil rights issue.

The 2011 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium will consist of plenary sessions and workshops facilitated by distinguished law professors, practitioners, and advocates who will discuss issues such as how to translate what worked for the civil rights movements to the disability rights movement, how to portray disability to judge and jury, disability rights as constitutional rights, and the effect of diversity in the disability rights movement on court decisions. 

Presenters include: Wade Henderson, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; Michael Bien, Rosen, Bien & Galvan LLP; Larry Paradis, Disability Rights Advocates; Ella Callow, The National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families; Howard Rosenblum, National Association of the Deaf; Ruth Colker, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law; Kevin Cremin, Legal Services NYC; Russlynn Ali, U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights; and Chai Feldblum, U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.