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Civil Rights Summit Student Events April 8–10

Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and George W. Bush

Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and George W. Bush will deliver keynote addresses at the LBJ Presidential Library Civil Rights Summit April 8-10.

The University of Texas School of Law and the LBJ School of Public Affairs will host a series of student-focused events to encourage dialogue around today’s civil rights issues at the center of the LBJ Presidential Library Civil Rights Summit, April 8-10. These events will be open to the UT Law and LBJ School communities and are designed to engage students in conversation on the policy and law implications at the heart of the summit’s four presidential addresses. Speeches will be live streamed on big screens for convenient viewing.

Tuesday, April 8

Watch Party: “A Conversation with the Honorable Jimmy Carter”
5:30 – 7 p.m.
Thompson Conference Center “Under the Oaks Cafe”
This watch party is designed to build a sense of unity and encourage dialogue between the LBJ School and UT Law communities.

Wednesday, April 9

Watch Party and Town Hall: “Address by the Honorable William Jefferson Clinton”
5:30 – 7 p.m.
Thompson Conference Center “Under the Oaks Cafe”
The second presidential address watch party will be followed by a town hall discussion moderated by LBJ School Professor Angela Evans. Students are encouraged to submit questions in advance to The Baines Report, an LBJ School student publication, via email at bainesreport@gmail.com or via Twitter to @TheBainesReport using hashtag #civilrightssummit.

Thursday, April 10

Watch Party and Town Hall: “Keynote Address by the President of the United States, The Honorable President Barack Obama”
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Francis Auditorium, TNH 2.114
Attend a watch-party (with food provided) during President Barack Obama’s address and followed by a town hall discussion moderated by UT Law Clinical Professor Ranjana Natarajan and LBJ School Visiting Professor Shirley Franklin, former mayor of Atlanta. A student panel will also offer comments on the policy and law implications of the president’s remarks.

Thursday, April 10

Watch Party and Town Hall: “Remarks by President George W. Bush”
5:30 – 7 p.m.
Thompson Conference Center “Under the Oaks Cafe”
The final presidential address watch party will be followed by a town hall Q&A discussion in partnership with the Barry Goldwater Society, an LBJ School student organization. Students will offer comments and generate dialogue around the policy and law implications of the former president’s remarks.

About the Civil Rights Summit:
On April 8-10, the LBJ Presidential Library will host a Civil Rights Summit to mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The summit, comprised of afternoon panel discussions followed by evening keynote addresses, will reflect on the seminal nature of the civil rights legislation passed by President Johnson while examining civil rights issues in America and around the world today.

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