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FAIR News: FAIR in the Arts Member Files Suit Against Meta Alleging Discrimination
Dear Friends of FAIR,
Last week, FAIR in the Arts member James Harker engaged America First Legal Foundation to file suit against AICP, an association of commercial production companies, and certain AICP’s clients, including Meta and its subsidiaries. The complaint alleges intentional discrimination against white men and women in AICP’s recruitment practices, which were adopted and used by Meta and other companies. The lawsuit details how the race-based hiring program used by Meta, called Double the Line, discriminated against James, a motion picture lighting technician with 27 years' experience.
According to the lawsuit, Mr. Harker was denied opportunities because they were reserved for non-white candidates in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. FAIR supports Mr. Harker as a valued member of our community.
Artists, educators, and administrators in the FAIR in the Arts network believe that viewing each other based only on immutable characteristics such as skin color, gender, and sexual orientation misses an opportunity to see each other more fully as individual human beings.
The Team at the Foundation Against Intolerance & Racism
Parent Advocacy Training: Engaging School Boards
Join FAIR in Education fellow Tanya Simons on Thursday, September 21st from 7 - 8pm EST for a meeting in which you will learn how to effectively engage school board members and other decision makers. School boards make decisions that directly impact the education your child receives. Learn how to effectively advocate on behalf of your child in the public education system.
Voices for Liberty Symposium on Civil Rights and Free Speech
Join friend of FAIR Voices for Liberty Friday, September 22nd from 9:30am – 5:00pm for the Voices for Liberty Symposium on Civil Rights and Free Speech. This symposium brings together senior scholars and exciting new voices to present cutting-edge research on the role freedom of speech plays in advancing civil rights movements (past, present and future). Scholars will present new papers exploring whether free expression helps or harms the cause of social progress, entrenching an unjust status quo or providing critical support for groups wishing to challenge it. Topics include the free speech rights of BLM protestors, the impact of speech restrictions on disability rights, Section 230, and the censoring of abolitionist newspapers in the American south.
Voices for Liberty, an initiative of the Liberty & Law Center at Scalia Law, aims to broaden debates about freedom of speech. We bring in new perspectives through incubated scholarship, campus speakers, and public events.
SEL, Surveys, and Student Data: What Parents Need to Know
Join us on Tuesday, September 26th from 7 - 8:30pm EST for a 60 minute webinar followed by 30 minutes of Q&A about parental rights and the harms of the seemingly innocuous surveys that students are being asked to take in schools.
What is transformative Social Emotional Learning? Which surveys and screeners do schools commonly use, and how are they being used to collect student data? Could the content of these be harmful to your child’s mental health? What are your rights and responsibilities as a parent to protect your child from these data collection tools?
This webinar will explore the application and implications of screeners and surveys used to collect data on K-12 students in the domains of Social Emotional Learning and mental health. Panelists include child and adolescent psychiatrist and FAIR in Medicine Fellow Dr. Lauren Schwartz, school law and FAIR Network Attorney Daniel Rhoads, and SEL consultant Jennifer McWilliams. Each panelist brings their own expertise on this important topic.
Tales from the Homefront in the Fight to Save Our Kids
Join FAIR in Medicine and Parents with Inconvenient Truths about Trans (PITT) on September 28th from 8 - 9:30pm EST for a discussion of their new book Tales from the Homefront in the Fight to Save Our Kids. Hear directly from PITT parents about their experiences with their child’s trans-identification. How did this impact their families, their mental and physical health, and their relationship with their child? What wisdom do these parents have to share with families and clinicians touched by gender dysphoria?
Genspect Presents: The Bigger Picture, a Healthy Approach to Sex and Gender
Save the date! November 4th and 5th, join friend of FAIR, Genspect, for a conference in Denver, Colorado on gender care and the thought leaders creating better solutions. The tickets go on sale exclusively to friends of Genspect today! Friends of Genspect also receive a 25% discount off all events.
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FAIR Educators Alliance & Other Networks
Connect with other pro-human educators through the FAIR Educators Alliance. We bring together educators from all levels to share experiences and work on developing resources that can support teachers, community members, and FAIR chapters.
Teachers, administrators, librarians, and educators of all kinds are welcome. For more information and to join any of these networks, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the FAIR Community
Take the Pro-Human Pledge and help promote a common culture based on fairness, understanding, and humanity.
Sign-up for a Welcome to FAIR Zoom information session to learn more about our mission.
Share your reviews and incident reports on our FAIR Transparency website.