BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Birmingham Youth Host Celebrity Judge Glenda Hatchett as Keynote for 50 Years Forward Discussion on Civil Rights and its Lasting Impact on the Legal Community.
The Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity (JCCEO), in partnership with the City of Birmingham and the 50 Years Forward Empowerment Week, announces Judge Glenda Hatchett as the keynote speaker for the panel entitled, Civil Rights: Lasting Impact on the Legal Community to be held on Thursday, September 12, 1:45 p.m. at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, located at 1530 6th Avenue North, Birmingham, Ala.
Hosted by Birmingham youth from JCCEO’s Positive Pathways Program, Judge Hatchett’s keynote address will be followed by a distinguished panel to be led by Atty. O. Jerome Green, President of Shorter College and former member of the Clinton Administration. Panelists include: Former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones; University of Pittsburgh Law Professor David Garrow; and Jefferson County Judge Helen Shores Lee, daughter of legendary Civil Rights Attorney Arthur Shores.
A nationally loved personality, Hatchett is well known for her two-time Emmy nominated show, Judge Hatchett, and as a staunch supporter of healthy families and children. She is also an accomplished author and barrier-breaker for women and African-Americans in corporate and legal circles. Judge Hatchett served as Georgia’s first African-American Chief Presiding Judge of a state court and the department head of one of the largest juvenile court systems in the country.
“The Civil Rights 50th Anniversary is an opportunity to take a look at the history of the civil rights movement and its impact on legislation, civil rights based laws, and the recent changes in the Voters Right Act (VRA)” said Judge Hatchett. “I look forward to engaging in discussion on this issue with national leaders and the people of Birmingham.”
JCCEO is honored to commemorate the Civil Rights Movement by empowering at-risk youth from our community to continue the legacy of leadership and the movement toward dignity and self-sufficiency. “We are delighted to host Judge Hatchett as part of Birmingham’s Civil Rights celebration and look forward to engaging our youth in the discussion,” said Dr. Jarralynne Agee, Coordinator for the Positive Pathways Program at JCCEO.
JCCEO is the Community Action Agency for Jefferson County, sponsoring such programs as Head Start and Early Head Start, senior nutrition, home weatherization, energy assistance, youth development, asset building, and counseling on housing, substance abuse, and employment.