Washington, D.C. — Since 1966, Congress has charged the federal government, through what is now called the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education, to ensure equal access to education through civil rights enforcement. And despite the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling against the consideration of students’ race in higher education, it is as urgent as ever that educational institutions continue to lawfully pursue efforts to achieve a student body that is diverse across a range of identities.
The recently released guidance provides specific resources for higher education institutions to refer to as they work to create campuses that are racially diverse and include students with a range of viewpoints and backgrounds. Please join the Center for American Progress for a conversation with the Department of Education’s assistant secretary for civil rights, Catherine E. Lhamon, to explore the importance of nondiscrimination in education, especially in America’s colleges and universities.
Catherine Lhamon, Assistant Secretary, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education
Jared C. Bass, Acting Senior Vice President, Education, Center for American Progress
Tuesday August 29, 2023
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET
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Washington, D.C., 20005
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