[EDEQUITY]Civil Rights Forum

From: Howe.William, (william.howe@po.state.ct.uc)
Date: Fri Feb 08 2002 - 17:34:57 EST

Please pass this on to your Title IX/Gender Equity Coordinators and others
who are interested in civil rights issues. Experts will also be available
to discuss legal issues around language rights, race, gender, sexual
orientation, immigration status, ADA, special education and other areas.
Parents are encouraged to attend.

This is a one-day pre-conference that is part of the:
Every Teacher, Every Child
Supporting Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners in the Classroom
February 28, 2002 and/ or March 1, 2002
9: 00 a. m. to 3: 30 p. m.
Sheraton Hotel, Danbury

There is a registration fee of $15. To register you can download the form
from http://www.state.ct.us/sde/calendar/index.htm
<http://www.state.ct.us/sde/calendar/index.htm> or E-mail Debbie O'Connor
at oconnod@rh.edu <mailto:oconnod@rh.edu>

Civil Rights Forum
February 28, 2002 9: 00 a. m. to 3: 30 p. m.
Regina Hopkins and C.Joan Parker, Connecticut Commission on Human Rights
and Opportunities (CHRO)
Elizabeth Bagdon and Ralph D'Amico, U. S. Department of
Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
Barbara Potopowitz, Permanent Commission on the Status of
Women (PCSW)

 (This workshop will be moderated by William A. Howe of the
Connecticut State Department of Education.)

This interactive workshop will review the obligations of schools in
respect to various federal and state laws, including, but not limited
to, Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, ADA, and IDEA. Specific areas that will
be addressed are immigrant rights, language rights, gender equity,
sexual harassment, and discrimination based on race, religion, and
sexual orientation. This workshop should be of interest to
administrators, curriculum directors, social workers, guidance
counselors, parents, and those responsible for providing services to
bilingual, ESL, special education, immigrant, and migrant students
and their families. Priority admission will be given to Title IX
Coordinators who have completed the Connecticut State
Department of Education training for Title IX/ Equity Coordinators.

William A. Howe, Ed.D.
Education Consultant for Multicultural Education and Gender Equity
Connecticut State Department of Education
Bureau of Certification & Professional Development
165 Capitol Ave. Rm 243, Box 150471
Hartford, CT 06115-0471
Telephone: 860-713-6737
Fax: 860-713-7453
email: william.howe@po.state.ct.us

7th Annual Connecticut Conference on Multicultural Education
Wed. Oct 16, 2002 at the Hartford Marriott in Farmington, CT
Keynote Speaker: Lee Mun Wah, Producer of the Award-Winning film on racism
"The Color of Fear."
For details go to website: http://www.state.ct.us/sde/calendar/index.htm

12th Annual International Conference - National Association for
Multicultural Education
October 30-November 3, 2002
Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington Virginia
For details go to website at: website: http://www.nameorg.org

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