The PASSHE Women’s Consortium will hold its annual conference at Lock Haven University on October 5-6, 2018. Our conference theme this year is Redrawing Lines, Remapping Boundaries: Growing the Groundswell in Women’s Leadership.
Keynote Speaker: Attorney Barbara Arnwine, Esq., Transformative Justice Coalition
Reception at 5:30pm, Oct. 5th, followed by keynote at 6:00pm
Keynote Speech: "The Challenge of A Multi-Dimensional Feminism and the Quest for an Expansive American Democracy”
Barbara R. Arnwine, esq, president & founder of the Transformative Justice Coalition, is internationally renowned for contributions on critical justice issues including
the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1991 and the 2006 reauthorization
of provisions of the Voting Rights Act. Currently, she also serves as Co-Chair and
Facilitator of the National Commission for Voter Justice, the Millennial Votes Matters
Convenings and the Voting Rights Alliance. She was the head of the Lawyers’ Committee
for Civil Rights Under Law from February, 1989 until June, 2015 and holds the honorific
title of President Emeritus. She has served as the Charles Hamilton Chair for the
North Carolina Central University School of Law from 2016-2017 and has also taught
at Columbia University School of Law. She also created the legendary Voting Rights
“Map of Shame” in 2011, which exposed the new modern wave of voter suppression in
the states. Her groundbreaking civil rights and human rights advocacy has been honored
with many prestigious awards. She is the radio host of Igniting Change and is a regular
presence in the national media, and is often quoted in the press. A graduate of Scripps
College and Duke University School of Law, she continues to champion civil rights
and racial justice issues nationally and internationally in the areas of housing and
lending, community development, employment, voting, education, and environmental justice.
Ms. Arnwine is a prominent founder of Election Protection (EP), the nation’s largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition, launched in 2004 to assist historically disenfranchised persons to exercise the fundamental right to vote. Today, the coalition consists of more than 100 organizations and thousands of attorney volunteers.. The EP Hotlines, 1-866-OUR-VOTE and 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA, are the centerpieces of the program and over the years have received hundreds of thousands of calls in during election cycles. Additionally the EP and Lawyers’ Committee websites and social media received millions of visits over the years.
In 1995, Ms. Arnwine served as the national convener of the National Conference on
African American Women and the Law held in Washington, D.C. and subsequently led a
delegation to the UN’s NGO Forum and Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing.
Her efforts there contributed to a UN Platform for Action that provides protection
for women who confront multiple forms of discrimination.
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION AND HOTEL INFORMATION
Here is the conference registration link: http://www.lockhaven.edu/womensconsortium/registration.html
Hotel accommodation links: Below is the information for the two conference hotels. Please follow the directions given here to make your reservations.
Quality Inn, 31 Hospitality Ln, Mill Hall, PA 17751, USA; https://www.choicehotels.com/pennsylvania/mill-hall/quality-inn-hotels/pa180?source=gyxt
Reservations must be made by September 13th 2018 to secure the rate. There is no group code. Guests just need to name the event (PASSHE Women's Consortium Conference at Lock Haven University) when you call in to book.
Cancellations or modifications must be made by 4pm 14 Days prior to arrival.
Fairfield Inn and Suites, 50 Spring St, Lock Haven, PA 17745, USA; https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/iptlh-fairfield-inn-and-suites-lock-haven/?scid=bb1a189a-fec3-4d19-a255-54ba596febe2
Reservations must be made by September 6th to secure the group rate. Prepayment in full is required upon booking. Guest must use group code PASG. Or call hotel directly at 570 748-1580 to make reservation.
Any cancellation or modifications must be received by September 20th 2018