The Biden Administration: Civil Rights and Equality
This program is a recording of the Live Webcast Seminar held on March 22, 2021.
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The Biden Administration is coming into power at a unique moment in American history. COVID-19 is still with us and poses continuing threats to civil rights. These range from the treatment of people who are unsheltered, to unequal access to medical care and education based on race, to COVID outbreaks in jails and prisons, and more. And there is a national discourse happening about systemic racism and its effects on institutions and individuals throughout our country.
As the Biden-Harris administration begins its term, action is needed to protect and extend the rights and liberties promised in our Constitution and work toward a vision of the country that heralds justice, fairness, and equality for all of us.
This CLE will review some of the promises the Biden Administration has made, some of the actions it has already taken, and what civil rights advocates say is truly needed and whether those needs are being met.
Joshua Wisch, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai'i
Josh has almost two decades of cross-sector professional experience in Hawai‘i. He served as a private sector litigator, District Director for a member of Congress, Deputy Director for a Hawai‘i state agency, manager of multiple political campaigns in Hawai‘i, and as a member of the leadership team for the State Attorney General when Hawai‘i sued the federal government to overturn the discriminatory Muslim ban.
Josh serves on the advisory board for the Sex Abuse Treatment Center of Hawai‘i, is a member of the Omidyar Fellows Program, and is a frequent public speaker.
Josh earned his bachelor’s degree with honors from Carnegie Mellon University, his master’s degrees with honors from the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University, and graduated cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center, during which time he had the privilege of working for Congresswoman Patsy T. Mink, one of the main authors of Title IX.
Credit: This seminar qualifies for 1.0 CLE Credit.
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