PREP to Host Free Parent and Student Advocacy Workshop in San Diego, CA


MEDIA ADVISORY                                                      


WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Saturday, October 22, 2016, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s Parental Readiness and Empowerment Program (PREP) will host a free parent advocacy workshop and student advocacy workshop for parents and students.  During the parent advocacy workshop, participants will be able to improve their advocacy skills, learn about their rights and their child(ren)’s rights, how to communicate effectively, and how to prevent child bullying. The student advocacy workshop for 5th – 12th graders will teach students how to set goals, how to deal with cyber bullying, and how to create long lasting, positive relationships. Parents will have the opportunity to meet with a volunteer lawyer about their child’s education during the educational consultation clinic. PREP will also be in San Diego on October 20 for the Grad Nation Summit to further support student achievement.

WHO:            Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, PREP

WHAT:          Free Parent and Student Advocacy Workshop

*Workshop will be presented in English and Spanish

*Childcare and lunch provided

WHEN:          Saturday, October 22, 2016

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., Registration

9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Workshop

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Clinic

WHERE:       Ballard Parent Center

2375 Congress St.

San Diego, CA 92110

***Interested participants are asked to RSVP for the workshop by calling (619) 293-4431 or registering online at

About the Lawyers’ Committee
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. We celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2013 and continue our quest of “Moving America Toward Justice.” The principal mission of the Lawyers’ Committee is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice under law, particularly in the areas of fair housing and fair lending; community development; employment; voting; education and environmental justice.  For more information about the Lawyers’ Committee, visit


Stacie B. Burgess
202-662-8317, office

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