Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Separation of Church and State Talk at UCSD

Rational Thought at UCSD is sponsoring a free public lecture: Separation of Church & State: Where are we now?

Come hear James McElroy, a civil rights lawyer who works on the Mount Soledad Cross Case brought by atheist Philip Paulson, who challenged the presence of the religious symbol on city land. He will discuss the current state of the Separation of Church & State, tying in the history of the Soledad Cross Case and his personal experience.

The lecture will be held with Q&A to follow.

When: Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 5:30pm

Where: Dolores Huerta-Philip Vera Cruz Room (in the Old Student Center, UCSD)

McElroy has received many awards for his work. In 1994, the Anti-Defamation League recognized his pro bono work by giving him its National Civil Rights Achievement Award. In 1995, he received the Margaret Sanger Award given by Planned Parenthood for his work on behalf of women's rights. Womancare Health Center recognized McElroy in 1996 for "outstanding work in protecting the rights of women," and in 2004, the San Diego County Bar Association recognized McElroy as its Outstanding Attorney of the Year.

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