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Free Webinar on Rights of English Language Learners

For Immediate Release April 15, 2016


Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday, April 19, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s Parental Readiness and Empowerment Program (PREP), in partnership with the Mid-Atlantic Equity Center (MAEC) and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR), will host a free webinar for parents and advocates on English Language Learners.  During the webinar, participants will learn about the rights of parents of English Language Learners and how to communicate those rights with school staff. Natasha Quiroga, PREP manager and senior counsel, will introduce the “Adelante! Guide to Empower Parents of English Learners to Advocate for Their Children,” developed in partnership by PREP and MAEC.  Marcelo Quiñones, attorney at OCR, will present the common civil rights issues affecting English Language Learners such as enrollment, identification, and alternative language programs. Nora Morales, vice president and senior education equity advisor of MAEC, will discuss how families can be engaged in their children’s education, have a strong partnership with teachers, and how to advocate for their rights with school administration.


Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, PREP

Mid-Atlantic Equity Center
U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights


Free Parent Webinar

  • Webinar will be presented in Spanish and English


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PT/12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET, English

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PT/5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET, Spanish


WHERE:        Online with registration link at www.PREPparents.org/webinar 

***Interested participants should pre-register for the training online at www.PREPparents.org/webinar by 10:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, April 19, 2016


About The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
The Lawyers' Committee, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. The Lawyers' Committee celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013 as it continued its quest of "Moving America Toward Justice." The principal mission of the Lawyers' Committee is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice under law, particularly in the areas of fair housing and fair lending, community development, employment, voting, education and environmental justice.

For more information about the Lawyers' Committee, visit www.lawyerscommittee.org.

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