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DC Pro Bono Week 2021: Pro Bono Goes to School: Closing the Gaps in Public Education

  • When: 29 October 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  • Where: Virtual
  • Cost: Free
A high-quality public education is a fundamental civil right for all children. Yet today, public schools in DC continue to be segregated by race, income, and resources. The Education Justice Practice and the DC Public School Partnership Program at the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs address these injustices in public education through litigation and policy advocacy, and by partnering schools, law firm volunteers, and organizations to close the opportunity and resource gap.

This panel features four excellent curriculum partner organizations that work with law firm and law student volunteers at middle and high school schools throughout the District to teach law to students, develop their advocacy skills, promote democratic engagement, and grow future civic leaders:

  • Charisma Howell, Georgetown University Law Center’s Street Law Program and Mock Trial
  • Camille Thompson, Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project and Moot Court at American University’s Washington College of Law
  • Robyn Lingo, Mikva Challenge: Participatory Civics Education – “Democracy is a Verb!”
  • David Trigaux, Washington Urban Debate League, focusing on Title I School students

Kent Withycombe, Director of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee Public Education Project, will moderate the session and discuss how you and your law firm, law school, company, or government agency can get involved.

Join the conversation on social media using #DCProBono21!

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