NAHRW annual meeting scheduled for October; Judge Nathaniel Jones to speak on October 30

Human Rights: The Cornerstone of Democracy - the 55th Annual Meeting and Training Conference of the National Association of Human Rights Workers will be held October 26-31, 2002 at the Marriott Town Center in Charleston, WV. Registration fees are $285 for Skill-Building sessions and $485 for Leaders Institutes. The registration deadline is October 7, 2002.

Key topics of the conference include Diversity, Prejudice Reduction, Fair Housing Discrimination Investigation, Human Rights Leadership, Community & Police: Race Relations, Fair Housing Issues: Sexual Harassment and Conciliation, Our Growing Hispanic Culture, Multiculturalism: 9-11, Building Cultural Competency, Public Speaking Skills, Ethics for the Human Rights Worker and more. 

Judge Nathaniel R. Jones of the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals will speak at lunch on Wednesday, October 30. Jones joined NAHRW and participated in his first annual conference in 1956 when he began his civil rights work as Executive Director of the Fair Employment Practices Commission in Youngstown, Ohio.

Jones was soon named Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. In 1967, he served as Assistant General Counsel to President Johnson’s Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, also known as the Kerner Commission. In 1969, Judge Jones was named General Counsel of the NAACP, a position that he held until 1979. In 1979, President Carter appointed him a member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Judge Jones recently retired from the Sixth Circuit. 

To make hotel reservations, contact the Marriott at 1- 800-228-9290. To receive registration information, contact Debbie Smith, Host Committee, Charleston Human Rights Commission at (304) 348-6880. Joe Cooper is Conference Planning Chair.