The Advocacy for Racial and Civil (ARC) Justice Clinic at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, Law for Black Lives, and Penn Black Law Students Association will be co-hosting an event on Wednesday October 25, 2023, from 3:30-5:00 pm EST entitled “Free to Learn as Us.” The panel will focus on advocacy to ensure dignity and respect for students of all backgrounds in schools. Panelists will consider strategies for combating a hostile environment, including efforts to challenge book banning, harassment based on race and sex, and overly punitive, criminalized school discipline based on race and immigration status. This event will be open to any formal L4BL members, law students, community members, lawyers, and advocates. There will be an informal reception to follow.

Fitts Auditorium, 3501 Sansom St.