Wednesday September 5, 2012                                  6:00 PM to 7:30 PM PDT

Check-in starts at 5:30pm

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Fresno Convention Center 
Exhibit Hall Meeting Rm 2001
848 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721

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Jackie Ruiz 
Pat Brown Institute 
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     School Discipline and the Future


Join the Pat Brown Institute of CSULA at the Fresno Convention Center on the evening of September 5 for a lively discussion about school discipline. Noted experts on multiple sides of this engaging issue will offer their insights and opinions about the laws and data that are responsible for forging the current educational climate as it exists today and what it means for the future.

Speakers include (additional speakers will be announced):  

Zoua Vang, Communications Director, First 5 Fresno County (Moderator)

Barrie Becker, California State Director, Fight Crime:Invest in Kids

Deborah Escobedo, Staff Attorney, Youth Law Center
Erin Gabel, Director of Government Affairs Division, Office of State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson

Jim Thrasher, emeritus staff, California Teachers Association

In order to request translation services for the event, please contact 
Jackie Ruiz at 323.343.3770


Parking is available in lots surrounding the Convention Center. Prices range from $7-$12 maximum. Civic Center parking lot accepts cash or check only, all other parking lots accept both cash and credit card. 
 See a full list of parking lots

Pre-registration is now closed.
Please note that day-of registration at the event will be available.