2011 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium

Bridging the Gap Between the Disability Rights Movement and Other Civil Rights Movements


2011 Transcript Day 1
2011 Transcript Day 2


Theme Keynote Address

  • Chai Feldblum, Commissioner, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Panel I--Lessons Learned: Translating what Worked for the Civil Rights Movements to the Disability Rights Movement

  • Presenter: Wade Henderson, President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • Presenter: Shannon Price Minter, Legal Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights

2011 Keynote Address

  • Christopher J. Dodd, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Motion Picture Association of America

2011 Legislative Update

  • Andrew Imparato, Senior Counsel and Disability Policy Director, U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Panel II-- When the Messenger is the Message: How to Portray Disability to Judge and Jury

  • Presenter: Scott C. LaBarre, Esquire, LaBarre Law Offices P.C.
  • Presenter: Larry Paradis, Executive Director, Disability Rights Advocates

Panel III--The Effect of Diversity in the Disability Rights Movement on Court Decisions

  • Presenter: Marc Maurer, President, National Federation of the Blind
  • Presenter: Howard Rosenblum, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of the Deaf

Panel IV--Disability Rights as Constitutional Rights

  • Presenter: Ruth Colker, Distinguished University Professor and Heck Faust Memorial Chair in Constitutional Law, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • Presenter: Robert Dinerstein, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law

Panel V--Disability Rights in the Obama Administration

  • Presenter: Russlynn Ali, Assistant Secretary, Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
  • Presenter: Kathleen Martinez, Assistant Secretary, Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy