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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Kathie Davidson, Assistant County Attorney for Westchester
County, will be the keynote speaker in a program at Pace University School of Law
on Monday, October 5, marking the national observance of “First Monday 1998.”
Davidson, who was recently appointed by County Executive Andrew Spano to be the
County’s first commissioner for human rights, will speak on the topic, “International
Human Rights of Children.” The Pace event will be held at 12:30 p.m. in the Moot Court
Room of the Gerber Glass Building, 78 North Broadway on the School’s White Plains campus.
It is free and open to the public. For more information, call (914) 422-4205.
The program will include the showing of a film, “Human Rights, American Wrongs,”
produced by two-time Academy Award winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple. The film explores
the issues of due process safeguards threatening the rights of both immigrants and death
row prisoners in the United States. Also on the program will be the presentation of
certificates of recognition to Pace law students who worked in the public interest during
“First Monday,” held every year to coincide with the opening of the U.S. Supreme Court term,
is a national event sponsored by the Alliance for Justice. It brings together students from
law schools, colleges, universities and the public interest community in an annual call to
action to advance social justice. This year’s program commemorates the 50th Anniversary of
the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and explores the observance of internationally
recognized human rights standards in our own country. For more information about the Alliance
for Justice or “First Monday,” visit the organization’s Website at http://www.afj.org.