SBA Centennial Speaker Series: Roberta Achtenberg
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Kendrick Hall 102 - Classroom
Student Organization Event
Law SORG - SBA
Please join the Student Bar Association, Pride Law, the American Constitution Society, USF Law Democrats, the Equal Justice Society, and Law Students for Reproductive Justice for the SBA Centennial Speaker Series featuring Roberta Achtenberg, Commissioner, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Commissioner Achtenberg's lecture is entitled "It's Always Harder Than You Think: The Law, Social Change and the Benefit of Being Naïve." Food will be provided.
President Obama appointed Roberta Achtenberg to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in 2011. She is also a current member and past Chair of the California State University Board of Trustees, the nation’s largest four-year university system. Prior to joining the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Commissioner Achtenberg served in the Clinton Administration—first as Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity and later as Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). She was the first openly lesbian or gay public official whose federal appointment was confirmed by the United States Senate. Roberta Achtenberg served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors from 1990 - 1993 and prior to becoming a public official worked as a civil rights attorney and activist, founding the National Center for Lesbian Rights in 1977. Commissioner Achtenberg is a graduate of UC Berkeley and the University of Utah College of Law.