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"The Civil Rights Act @ 50: The Pioneering Role of Flight Attendants in Fighting Sex Discrimination"

On Thursday, October 23, 2014, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's Institute for Law and the Workplace, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law will host "The Civil Rights Act @ 50: The Pioneering Role of Flight Attendants in Fighting Sex Discrimination," a multimedia exploration of the critical role flight attendants played in the enforcement of Title VII's prohibition against sex discrimination in the workplace.

Coffee and donuts will be served starting at 9 a.m., and the auditorium will open at 9:30 a.m. The program will begin at 10 a.m.

The program will include remarks from Chair Jenny Yang, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Commissioner Victoria Lipnic, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; and other sponsors. Commissioner Lipnic will also moderate a panel with Mary Celeste (Lansdale) Brodigan, plaintiff in Lansdale v. United Air Lines Inc.; Mary Pat Laffey, plaintiff in Laffey v. Northwest Airlines Inc.; Patricia Friend, former international president, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO; Sonia Fuentes, former attorney, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Kathleen Barry, author, Femininity in Flight: A History of Flight Attendants; and Chicago-Kent Professor Mary Rose Strubbe, assistant director of the Institute for Law and the Workplace.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

Learn more about this event at www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/history/cra50th and the Institute for Law and the Workplace's Conferences and Lectures page.

2014-15 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Law and the Workplace and the Jackson Lewis Firm

Topic: Papers may address any topic relating to the law governing the workplace, such as employment law, labor law, employee benefits, or employment discrimination. Only the first two submissions per law school will be accepted as entries for consideration. Submissions must be the law student author's own work and must not be submitted for publication elsewhere. Authors must have completed or be currently taking course work in employment or labor law, and must be enrolled in an accredited law school during the fall 2014 semester. There are formatting guidelines that must be followed. For questions, contact Professor Martin H. Malin by email at mmalin@kentlaw.iit.edu.

Prizes: One top honors award of $3,000 and two $1,000 awards will be presented to the top three entries. In addition to the cash awards, the top three entries will be published on the Institute for Law and the Workplace website. (Electronic versions of winning papers will be required).

Deadline: Submissions are due no later than Tuesday, January 20, 2015.

 

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