U.S. Rep. John Conyers spoke on Continuing the Struggle for Equality: Why We Stand for Affirmative Action at a Law School program following the rally. His speech touched on the Law School admissions lawsuit trial, which began the next day, Jan. 16, in Detroit. Shanta Driver, national director of United for Equality and Affirmative Action, a student-defendant intervenors coalition, and Law School Dean Jeffrey S. Lehman also participated in the program, which was hosted by John Matlock, associate vice provost and director, Office of Academic and Multicultural Initiatives.
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