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Law Day 2013 – Realizing the Dream: Equality for All

We the People Law Day

Law Day 2013 External Link will provide an opportunity to explore the movement for civil and human rights in America and the impact it has had in promoting the ideal of equality under the law. It will provide a forum for reflecting on the work that remains to be completed.

The year 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation. In 1963, during the Proclamation’s centennial, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial and called upon our nation to live up to the great promise, enshrined in its founding documents, of equality for all. Five decades later, the inspirational words of Rev. Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech continue to resonate and challenge us to live up to our national ideal of equality under the law. The legacy of the Civil Rights Movement can be seen in the strides that have been made against discrimination based on race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, disability, and sexual orientation.

Law Day 2013 will provide an opportunity to explore the movement for civil and human rights in America and the impact it has had in promoting the ideal of equality under the law. It will provide a forum for reflecting on the work that remains to be done in rectifying injustice, eliminating all forms of discrimination, and putting an end to human trafficking and other violations of our basic human rights.

Promote your 2013 Law Day events with The Florida Bar – Be sure to include your bar association name, event title, dates, location, contact information, related links and a description of the event in an e-mail to Maria Simmons Johnson, Voluntary Bar Liaison, at mjohnson@flabar.org. Law Day events will appear in the Voluntary Bar Events Calendar and be published in a statewide press release sent out by The Florida Bar on Law Day, May 1, 2013. For more information, visit www.lawday.org. External Link

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[Revised: 05-01-2013]