Keynote Address

  • Barbara R. Arnwine

    Barbara R. Arnwine, a leader in the civil rights community, is executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Her contributions on critical justice issues include the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1991.  As a graduate of Scripps College and Duke Law School, she continues to champion civil rights issues.

    In 1995, Ms. Arnwine led a delegation to the NGO Forum and Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing.  In 2001, she helped draft provisions of the Program for Action of the UN World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance in Durban, South Africa.


    George Goehl

    George Goehl is the executive director of National People’s Action, a network of metropolitan and statewide membership organizations dedicated to advancing economic and racial justice. George has been an organizer and strategist for 17 years, crafting city, state and federal campaigns on issues ranging from preventing foreclosures, outlawing predatory lending and advancing immigration reform.

    Under George’s leadership National People’s Action has helped lead the fight to hold big banks accountable, advance financial reform and prevent foreclosures. He is a co-founder of The New Bottom Line, a national alignment designed to restructure our relationship with Wall Street and the financial sector, and advance a vision of a more equitable and sustainable economy.

    Twitter: @georgegoehl