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Tuesday, June 4 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
The Intersection of Disability and Racial Justice in the Educational Context: Legal and Ethical Considerations in Centering the Needs of Children of Color with Disabilities LIMITED

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There will be an interactive discussion of practices that deprive students of the right to a free appropriate education and/ or the right to education.Presenters will discuss the "school-to-prison" pipeline and use of "behavioral control," including  an overview of new federal legislation on restrain and seclusion and how this topic arises in the courts.  The panel will discuss the disparate use of these practices on students of color. The discussion on restraint and seclusion as behavioral interventions will be used to surface alternative approaches and models. 


Michael Harris

Senior Director, National Center for Youth Law
Michael Harris is a Senior Attorney at the National Center for Youth Law (NCYL). At NCYL, Michael works on reducing racial disparities in juvenile justice systems, school-to-prison pipeline issues, and litigation to address implicit bias. He has presented to local and national gatherings... Read More →

Arlene Mayerson

Directing Attorney, DREDF

Chris Bridges

Legal Team, Equal Justice Society

Tuesday June 4, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT