March 9, 2004

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Contact: Mary Jane Dunlap, University Relations, (785) 864-8853. Suzanne Knorr, KU Continuing Education, (785) 864-4734 or toll free (877) 404-5823.

Media Advisory: Brown v. BOE media registration, parking, press packets

What: Public conference, "The Legacies and Unfinished Business of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka: Law, Education, Public Policy and the Media," March 14 through 17 at the University of Kansas. The commemorative event is the last in a series of nationwide public programs featured by the Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary National Commission.

Sunday, March 14, at Lawrence High School, 1901 Louisiana St.
March 15 through 17 in the Kansas Union at KU

Registration and parking: Media may request a complimentary registration with a parking pass for the Mississippi Street Parking Garage, adjacent to the Kansas Union, for all days they plan to attend. To register, please call (785) 864-5823 or toll free (877) 404-5823. For Sunday, parking is available but is not reserved in the parking lot for Lawrence High School (enter from 19th Street). The complimentary registration will not include the luncheon or the dinner. If you wish to purchase meal tickets, please call KUCE by noon Wednesday, March 10, (785) 864-5823 or toll free (877) 404-5823.

Press packet: Available from University Relations; please contact Mary Jane Dunlap, (785) 864-8853 or to request a packet.

Program: Registrations have filled for Harvard University Professor Lani Guinier's speech Monday night, March 15, and for nationally syndicated columnist and author Julianne Malveaux's speech Tuesday night, March 16. Both events are free but require tickets and will be in the Kansas Union. Both talks will be simulcast to overflow audiences in the Big 12 Room of the union. Call (785) 864-5823 or (877) 404-5823.
The most up-to-date program information is available on KU Continuing Education's Web site,

Registration desk:
Sunday: Lawrence High School lobby from the parking lot entrance.
Monday, March 15, until 4 p.m. will be in the Jayhawk Room on the fifth floor of the Kansas Union. After 4 p.m. Monday, it will be in the fifth-floor lobby, just outside of the parlors through noon Wednesday, March 17.

Phones: Monday (March 15): (785) 864-5145
After 4 p.m. Monday (March 15) through Wednesday (March 17): (785) 864-3871

Press room: Available Monday and Tuesday in the Kansas Union Regionalist Room, located on the fifth floor, where most of the conference is scheduled. It will have an ethernet connection and a phone. The phone number will be (785) 864-5137 (Monday and Tuesday, March 15 and 16).

Scheduling interviews: Mary Jane Dunlap or Suzanne Knorr can assist in arranging interviews with speakers during the conference or before March 12. Several speakers are in Lawrence only on the day they speak and have limited availability.

Cameras and recording devices: Still cameras will be permitted. Video recording for TV news coverage will be permitted. An audio feed will be available at Lawrence High School and in Woodruff Auditorium at the Kansas Union.
For permission to record Lani Guinier's full speech, please fax a written request identifying your employer and how the recorded tape will be used to LaWonne M. Tolson, Keppler Associations Inc., (703) 516-4819, before Friday, March 12.


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