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The US Department Of Educations Office For Civil Rights issued a new technical assistance document entitled Questions and Answers For K-12 Public Schools in the Current COVID-19 Environment. This resource, which was issued primarily in response to inquiries received by the Department, reminds K-12 Schools of their obligations under Title VI, Title IX, Title II, and Section 504 and provides Guidance to Schools as they continue to make decisions regarding provision of educational Services for all Children. Questions & Answers PDF US Department Of Educations Office For Civil Rights issue Letter Of Notification and Revised Letter Of Impending Enforcement Action which, together, illustrate Departments approach to Title IX Enforcement in light Of Supreme Courts decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Ga. OCR issue Revised Letter Of Impending Enforcement Action in OCRs cases against Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, glastonbury Public Schools, and five Other Connecticut School districts. OCR issued a Letter Of Notification in its case involving Shelby County Schools notifying parties that OCR will be opening an investigation into complaint allegations. Letter Of Notification PDF revise Letters Of Impending Enforcement Action PDF The US Department Of Educations Office For Civil Rights and Office Of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services jointly issued a Supplemental Fact Sheet on Addressing Risk Of COVID-19 in Preschool, Elementary and Secondary Schools While Serving Children with Disabilities. This new resource clarifies that Federal Law should not be used to prevent schools from offering distance learning opportunities to all students, including Students with Disabilities, and explains that as a school district takes necessary steps to address the health, safety, and well-being of all its students and staff, educators can use distance learning opportunities to serve all Students. READ Press Release Fact Sheet PDF US Department Of Educations Office For Civil Rights issue Fact Sheet on Addressing Risk Of COVID-19 in Schools While Protecting Civil Rights Of Students. This new resource reminds schools to be mindful of requirements of Section 504, Title II, and Title VI as they respond to evolving conditions relating to coronavirus. The Fact Sheet addresses how schools can implement Recommendations from Centers For Disease Control and Prevention while ensuring that all students are able to study and learn in an environment that is safe and free from discrimination. Fact Sheet PDF US Department Of Educations Office For Civil Rights today Release package of documents to assist schools, colleges, universities, educators, and students understand how Title VI Of Civil Rights Act Of 1964, enforced by OCR, protects students of any religion from discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, or National origin, including Discrimination base on Students actual or perceive: share ancestry or ethnic characteristics, or citizenship or residency in country with dominant religion or distinct Religious identity.

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Remembering MLK:

Virtual Commemoration in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and Legacy will be presented on April 4 by the National Civil Rights Museum. The Presentation will mark the 52 Anniversary of Dr. Kings Assassination on the balcony of Lorraine Motel, which the Museum encompasses. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic surge, Museum has retooled its original event to produce digital content and virtual broadcast entitle, Remember MLK: Man. Movement. Moment. The program airs from 5 pm to 6: 30 pm on April 4. View it on museums ' website, YouTube, Facebook and Livestream platforms. Virtual Commemoration will include selected segments of MLK50 and past ceremonies, with remarks FROM Civil Rights icons Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., Rev. James Lawson and Dr. Omid Safi, Islamic Studies, Duke University. Performances include selections FROM MLK50 Legacy Choir and speak words by Ed Mabrey. The broadcast will culminate with an excerpt of the Mountaintop speech and Moment of silence and reflection at 6: 01 pm time Dr. King was shoot on the balcony of Lorraine Motel. We should always stop and reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. King on April 4, but this year it is needed more than ever as we try to navigate through this public health crisis, said Museum President Terri Lee Freeman. Dr. Kings ' message of economic equity is so relevant. We are seeing the devastation this crisis is taking not just on the health of our communities but on the economic wellbeing of our neighbors, Freeman say. We are seeing just how fragile the financial safety net is for far too many people. Celebrating Kings ' acceptance of humanity, but disdain of inequity and injustice, be very important in 2020, she say. Last Saturday, Museum began sharing digital elements to highlight the final year in life and works of Dr. King-FROM his delivery of Beyond Vietnam speech, to Mountaintop speech hours prior to his Assassination, and subsequent reactions. Key components shared on museums ' digital platforms will include: music video: remote gathering of musical artists from various parts of the country performing one of Dr. Kings ' favorite songs, Take My Hand, Precious Lord. STORYTIME-Museum educator, Dory Lerner, will READ children's book, Martins Big Words, provide activities and answer questions for parents and children to learn more about Dr. King and his principles. Time: 10 AM TIMELINE-Starting FROM March 28 when Dr. King March For sanitation Workers in Memphis to April 4 when he spends his final hours at Lorraine Motel. TIMELINE will illustrate the work he was doing for everyday heroes. See TIMELINE. FROM VAULT-FROM museums Collections archive, images of never-before-see condolence letters sent to Lorraine Motel following Kings ' death will be shared on the museums Collections blog, FROM VAULT, and social media channels. READ blog RISE-special performance of Collage Dance Collectives RISE, Dance tribute to Dr. King.

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Red flags

The Covid-19 pandemic is barely four months old, but Civil Liberties groups are already alarmed by how some governments are responding. At the start of the crisis, Chinese authorities used software to sort citizens into color-coded categories-red, yellow, green-corresponding to their level of risk of having virus. Those in the green group had the most freedom of movement. Yellow and red meant that citizens could find themselves barred from entry to eateries and shopping malls. This is the kind of big data that experts like Gostin have not encountered before in prior pandemics, and it presents new challenges as well as opportunities. Ronald Bayer, professor at the Center for History and Ethics of Public Health at Columbia University, sees potential in using new technology for Public Health surveillance to get ahead of infectious disease outbreak. But he also warns that there may be examples of countries using the threat of disease as pretense to justify authoritarian impulses to amass power, and that technology can be used as a tool in that process. He also notes that measures introduced during emergencies can't easily be dismantle. Consider the September 11 terror attacks, which fundamentally changed airline travel for good. Many will recall how it has become a lot more challenging to get through security. Heighten fears also led to the Patriot Act, which gave the federal government vast new investigative powers that it claimed were necessary in the fight against terrorism. Terror attacks and pandemics are vastly different, but both present opportunities for governments and the private sector to take on new powers in the name of keeping citizens safe.

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Violating civil liberties can backfire

Undermining our individual rights might not even help public health in achieving its goals, some experts have note. Tools that are overly intrusive to people's Civil Liberties can backfire. During the HIV / AIDS epidemic of 1980s and 1990s, for instance, Bayer argued in his research papers that Public Health and Privacy Rights do not need to be in opposition. Because of stigma surrounding disease, he explain, good public health respects Civil Liberties, and anything that advances human rights and Civil Liberties would advance public health. One of the big issues at Time was the idea of doctors reporting names of HIV patients to the States. Some States have refused to accept name-base reporting for years because they fear that it would discourage people from getting test. Another controversial topic was the effort around so-call contact tracing, which is being proposed as a way to fight COVID-19 TODAY. In many cases, Public Health officials would notify HIV patient's past sexual partners that they may have been in contact with somebody WHO had disease, but never identify or name them. We learn that if you intrude on privacy you will be counter productive in terms of controlling the epidemic, Bayer recall. He stressed that officials make decisions they think are necessary for public health, not just those they think might feasibly slow the spread of disease. One present-Day example comes from South Korea, which introduced an electronic system that sends out automatic alerts to people living nearby know COVID-19 case. Reports find that information includes age, gender, log of their whereabouts, and in some cases, credit card transactions. Sharing that level of detail could help friends and neighbors pinpoint specific individual with virus. As such, many medical experts worry that people with symptoms will choose not to get the test because of the potential for stigma in their community.

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Consent is key

Children who contract COVID-19 appear to have less severe symptoms and lower mortality rates than other age groups. But in myriad other ways, COVID-19 crisis is having a devastating effect on children, with potentially far-reaching and long-term negative impacts. More than 1. 5 billion students are out of school, and widespread job and income loss and economic insecurity are likely to increase the rates of Child labor, sexual exploitation, teenage pregnancy, and Child marriage. Stresses on families, particularly those living under quarantines, lockdowns and other restrictions on freedom of movement, may increase the incidence of violence at home. As the global death toll from COVID-19 increases, large numbers of children will be orphans and vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. This report outlines key Human Rights risks to children relating to the COVID-19 crisis, and steps that governments should take to protect children's rights in pandemic, mitigate its devastating effects, and benefit children after the crisis is over.

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'Unprecedented times'

The Council of Federated Organizations, coalition of Civil Rights groups, was formed in 1962 to coordinate Civil Rights activities in Mississippi. Robert Moses of SNCC serves as director and Aaron Henry of NAACP as President. In 1964, Moses led COFOas Freedom Summer project, major voter registration campaign that join hundreds of white college students with Black activists. Freedom volunteers register Black voters and set up schools. Violence pervades summer. Three Civil Rights workers were murdered and scores were beaten and arrest. Churches and homes were bombed or burn. The Project focused national attention on the plight of Mississippias blacks and led to the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

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CRCLs policymaking role

Since its founding, CRCL has expanded substantially and found enduring influence in certain policy areas that regularly confront DHS decisionmakers. For example, CRCL has issued important DHS-wide policies that protect the privacy of domestic violence victims and ensure disability accommodation. 17 Office has a significant behind-scenes role in Immigration enforcement and detention reforms: When CRCL-contract pediatrician recognized that an infant being held in a family detention Center nearly died of dehydration, that unsafe facility closed in 2014. 18 CRCL has also been involved in developing limitations on US Immigration and Customs Enforcements ' use of solitary confinementor what the agency calls segregation. 19 in federal agencys ordinary policy development process, initiatives could come from the top down, such as from the President or Cabinet secretary and her political staff; percolate up from the bureaucracy of agency; or be required by Congress or judicial decision. Policy development is generally done by one part of the agency, but other elements with appropriate technical knowledge will be brought in to consult and advise. For example, at DHS, Office of Chief Financial Officer is called upon to help determine resources; Office of Chief Information Officer is called upon to plan database system; and the Office of General Counsel is called upon to address general legal issues. Congress ' innovation with CRCL was to set up a dedicated office that, in ordinary policy development process at DHS, would be included wherever policy could touch on Civil Rights and Civil liberties issues such as racial profiling, humane detention standards, or free expression. While this process is often carried out behind the scenes, it regularly comes into view in final policy document. In 2017, for example, DHS implemented a new legislative requirement to allow DHS entities to capitalize on DOD training missions. Recognizing potential for civil liberties concerns, CRCL coordinated with other DHS offices to ensure that each such training mission would be subject to Civil Rights and Civil liberties review, with CRCL available to provide ongoing expert assistance. 20 DOD training missions are example of successful policy development. However, even during the Bush and Obama administrations, CRCLs ' ability to access information or to affect outcomes was often sharply limited.

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