News release from the U.S. Department of Justice:

Please join the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice for a panel discussion, “Creating and Supporting Diversity in Higher Education,” on September 27, 2013 from 9:30-11:00am ET at the U.S. Department of Justice. Higher education leaders will join Catherine E. Lhamon, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights for the U.S. Department of Education, and Jocelyn Samuels, Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights for the U.S. Department of Justice, to discuss the importance of creating and supporting diversity on college campuses and the parameters for using in race in admissions as stated by the U.S. Supreme Court in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. Martha Kanter, Under Secretary of Education, will deliver opening remarks, and Ada Meloy, General Counsel for the American Council on Education, will moderate the discussion. The event will coincide with the release of a document, “Questions and Answers About Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin,” developed jointly by the Departments.

Date & Time: September 27, 2013, 9:30am-11:00am ET

U.S. Department of Justice, Room 7411
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530
Please use the entrance at the corner of 10th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW.

RSVP: Please RSVP to Erica Fernandez at with your name, affiliation, and email address by 4:00pm on Wednesday, September 25.

If you require an accommodation to attend this event, please contact Erica Fernandez at