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Thursday, October 24, 2013 -- 110-Boalt Hall

4:00 p.m. - Hon. Mario G. Olmos Law and Cultural Diversity Memorial Lecture             

Welcome
Dimple Abichandani, Executive Director, Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice



Introduction of Olmos Lecturers
Mary Louise Frampton, Professor and Faculty Director, Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice

The Civil Rights Act of 1964: An Historical Journey

  • P. David Lopez, General Counsel, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • ReNika Moore, Director, Economic Justice Group at NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
  • Discussant: Linda Hamilton Krieger, Professor of Law, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa


Donor Lobby

5:30 p.m. - Olmos Lecture Reception


Friday, October 25, 2013 -- 110-Boalt Hall

8:30 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - Welcome

  • Gillian Lester, Acting Dean and Professor, UC Berkeley School of Law
  • Dimple Abichandani, Executive Director, Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice
  • Mary Louise Frampton, Professor and Faculty Director, Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice


9:15 a.m .- WHY ARE LOW-WAGE WORKERS AT THE TIPPING POINT?

  • Saru Jayaraman, Co-Founder and Co-Director, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC-United); and Director, Food Labor Research Center, UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education
  • Steven Pitts, Labor Policy Specialist, UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education


10:00 a.m. - MOMENTUM ACROSS SECTORS:  MODELS FOR ELIMINATING DISCRIMINATION & SEGREGATION

This session will feature five presentations of models and approaches for addressing discrimination against low-wage workers.  Following a break at 11:15 a.m., the presenters will join a moderated panel discussion on how these models expand our capacity to eliminate employment discrimination and segregation.

Moderator: Ellen Widess ‘74

  • Sonia Chopra, Senior Litigation Consultant, National Jury Project Litigation Consulting
  • Felicia Espinosa, Directing Attorney, California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. – Fresno Migrant Office
  • Katie Joaquin, Campaign Coordinator, California Domestic Workers Coalition
  • William Kennedy, Managing Attorney, Legal Services of Northern California -Sacramento Office
  • Minsu Longiaru, Coordinator, ROC-United - Michigan
  • David Rosenfeld ‘73, Shareholder, Weinberg, Roger and Rosenfeld; Lecturer UC Berkeley School of Law 
  • Hina Shah, Associate Professor of Law, Golden Gate University School of Law; Staff Attorney, Women's Employment Rights Clinic
  • Rachel Spector, Clinical Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law


12:30 p.m. - Lunch

12:30 p.m. ROC-United Action session (134-Boalt Hall)

This three-hour session will be devoted to developing policy recommendations to challenge occupational segregation in the restaurant industry.

1:15 p.m. – AFTERNOON BREAK-OUT SESSIONS

Small discussion groups facilitated by experts in the field will brainstorm effective strategies for confronting particular issues of discrimination in the workplace.

Race Equity and Criminal Convections (240-Boalt Hall)
Facilitators:
Michelle Natividad Rodriquez, Staff Attorney, National Employment Law Project - California Office
Peter Sheehan '71, Attorney at Law, The Social Justice Law Project
 
Work/Life Issues and Pregnancy Discrimination (244-Boalt Hall)
Facilitators:
Noreen Farrell, Executive Director, Equal Rights Advocates;
Ann Noel, Founder, Noel Workplace Consulting

Special Hurdles for Immigrant and Undocumented Workers (12-Boalt Hall)
Facilitator: 
William Tamayo, Regional Attorney, EEOC, San Francisco

2:15 p.m.- Break

2:30 p.m. – AFTERNOON BREAK-OUT SESSIONS II

Workplace Violence and Harassment (244-Boalt Hall)
Facilitators:
Blanca Banuelos, Regional Director of Advocacy, California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.
Elizabeth Kristen ‘01, Director of the Gender Equity & LGBT Rights Program, Senior Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center

Envisioning Better Enforcement Mechanisms (12-Boalt Hall)
Facilitators:
Della Barnett ‘79, Staff Attorney, The Impact Fund;
David Oppenheimer, Clinical Professor of Law; Director, Professional Skills Program, UC Berkeley School of Law

Implicit Bias and Employment Discrimination Claims (240-Boalt Hall)
Facilitators:
Tanya Hernandez, Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law
William Kennedy, Managing Attorney, Legal Services of Northern California -Sacramento Office 

3:30 p.m. - Break

3:45 p.m. – TIPPING TOWARD JUSTICE:  PLAN OF ACTION

Moderator:  Annette Bernhardt, Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education

  • Dominique Apollon, Research Director, Applied Research Center
  • Linda Hamilton Krieger, Professor of Law, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
  • Jody Knauss, Consultant, American Legislative and Issue Campaign Exchange (ALICE) Project, Center on Wisconsin Strategy
  • David Rolf, President, SEIU Healthcare 775NW
  • Virginia Villegas, Partner, Villegas Carrera LLP


5:00 p.m. - Closing