CDCR Conversations to host 14th Amendment discussion

<p>The Center for Community Development and Civil Rights announces the topic of the March CDCR Conversations will be “Civil Rights Primer: The 14th Amendment” presented by ASU professor Thomas J. Davis. On March 31, Davis will discuss the facts of this 1868 addition to the highest law of the land, review challenges to the amendment, and discuss the current movement to change its Constitutional guarantees, such as Arizona State Senate bill SB1309.</p><separator></separator><p>Davis teaches U.S. constitutional and legal history at Arizona State University, Tempe. He has served as a visiting professor of law at the ASU College of Law. In addition to constitutional matters, he focuses on civil rights, employment, and property law and also issues of race, identity and law. An historian and lawyer, he received his Ph.D. in U.S. history from Columbia University in the City of New York and his J.D. from the University at Buffalo in New York. He is the author most recently of Race Relations in the United States, 1940-1960 (Westport CT, 2008), a volume in the Greenwood Press Race Relations in the United States series. He currently serves as a commissioner and chair of the Superior Court of Arizona for the County of Maricopa’s Judicial Merit Commission.</p><separator></separator><p>The Center for Community Development and Civil Rights hosts this series of lunchtime events to enlighten, entertain, and encourage thoughtful conversations on topics important to our community. CDCR Conversations will take place monthly from noon to 1 p.m. in the Community Room, Center for Community Development and Civil Rights, ASU Downtown Phoenix campus Mercado at 542 East Monroe Street, Suite D100. All events are free and open to the public. ASU students, faculty, staff and members of the community at large are invited. Parking validation is not provided.</p>