The 14th Amendment: Barriers, Battles, and Balance | Newberry

The 14th Amendment: Barriers, Battles, and Balance

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

The Newberry

Debra Levis, Lake Forest College
Full. Waitlist only.
Programs for Teachers
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

This course will explore what it means to be diverse in America. While Americans are a people of wide-ranging races, religions, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation and levels of wealth, this diversity presents challenges. Our nation pledges itself to fairness and equality and yet, at times people feel mistreated by their government, not because of what they have done, but because of who they are. When disputes arise over such characteristics, the court system provides a venue for the resolution of the conflict. We will explore how our laws foster civil rights and equality and what it means under the law to be fair and just and treated equally-examining strengths and limitations.

Cost and Registration Information 

Newberry Teachers’ Consortium members may register for this seminar through their designated membership contact as space permits. Non-member educators may register for this seminar by purchasing an individual membership at the time of registration. Registration for all NTC seminars opens Friday, September 7, 2018. For more information about NTC membership, please contact Charlotte Ross, Teacher Programs Manager, at

The seminar will be followed by a catered lunch. Registrants should RSVP for lunch to assist Teacher Programs staff in reducing waste.

A link to the assigned pre-readings for this seminar will be distributed to participants via email.

If you believe you are registered for this seminar but have not received an email confirmation or reminder, please contact Teacher Programs staff.