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July 20, 2005

EEOC Chair To Discuss ADA, Civil Rights Act At Law School

Cari M. Dominguez, chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, will commemorate the anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act in two appearances at the University of Iowa College of Law on Friday, July 22.

Dominguez will deliver a keynote address looking back at the ADA on its 15th anniversary at a morning workshop discussing the ADA and employment issues. Her address, "The Fifteenth Anniversary of the ADA," begins at 9:30 a.m. in Levitt Auditorium in the Boyd Law Building. The workshop is sponsored by the EEOC and the Iowa Law, Health Policy and Disability Center.

Later, she will discuss civil rights in America in a program commemorating the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act. Her keynote address, "A Look Back, A Look Ahead -- 40 Years of Advancement," begins at 4:10 p.m. in the Boyd Law Building. Also on the program are Mary Cowdry of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission; Walter Reed, director of the Iowa Department of Human Rights, and John-Paul Chaisson-Cardenas, administrator of the Iowa Division of Latino Affairs. The Civil Rights Act program is free and open to the public. The program is co-sponsored by the EEOC, Iowa Law, Health Policy and Disability Center, and the Burton Blatt Institute of Syracuse University.

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