Justice Judith McConnell from the 4th District Court of Appeal welcomes attendees to the Civic Learning Summit 2.0. She is the chair of the Power of Democracy, a committee established by Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye in 2013.
Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye (right) is joined by state and local leaders Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Sacramento Mayor of Sacramento Darrell Steinberg, and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. The chief justice convened state leaders on this stage to launch her civics initiative in 2013.
Speakers from Civic Learning Award winning schools (left to right) Justine Arizabal from NP3 Middle School, Naheim Banks from Bellflower High School, Lindsay Griffin from Kumeyaay Elementary, and Ramon Marquez from Brawley Union High School.
A highlight of the summit; Justice Anthony Kennedy of the U.S. Supreme Court in conversation with Hon. Deanell Tacha (Ret.) and Kelly Roberts Dean and Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy with civil rights activist Karen Korematsu (center) and student speaker Nahiem Banks.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy greets students. Justice Kennedy, a native of Sacramento, is the senior jurist on the nation's highest court.
Education leaders and judicial officers discuss next steps for civic learning in California. (Left to right) Superintendent Simon Canales, Brawley Union High School District; Judge Stacy Boulware Eurie, Superior Court of Sacramento County; Dr. Mike Kirst, State Board of Education; and Ted McConnell, Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools.
The summit included updates on civic learning legislation from Assembly Speaker Pro Tem Kevin Mullin.