A public, non-partisan town hall to discuss the federal judiciary, and the impact federal judges have on civil and human rights, will be hosted by The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, New Pennsylvania Project and Power Interfaith on Wednesday, August 23, at United Lutheran Seminary, located at 7301 Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia at 6 p.m.
Moderated by Cherri Gregg of WHYY, topics of discussion will encompass the fundamental aspects of the federal court system, the notable increase in well-qualified, diverse, and impartial judges who have recently received confirmation by our senators, the existing unfilled judicial positions in Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit, as well as the necessity for a Code of Conduct for the Supreme Court.
Panel participants include Kadida Kenner, chief executive officer of the New Pennsylvania Project, Lena Zwarensteyn, senior director of the fair courts program at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Saleem Holbrook, executive director of the Abolitionist Law Center and Straight Ahead as well as local officials.
Panelists will also address how the federal courts affect affirmative action, LBGTQ+ discrimination and student loans.
Event-goers to the two hour event, beginning at 6 p.m., are requested to RSVP via the online form.