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March 7 Monday

Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Women's Rights by Jocelyn Samuels - Vice-Chair, US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

  • Monday, March 7, 2022 at 4:30PM - 6:00PM
  • Yale Law School, Room 120
  • Open To The YLS Community Only
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Description

Jocelyn Samuels is the Vice Chair of the EEOC. She joined the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as a Commissioner on October 14, 2020. Immediately prior to joining the Commission, she served as the Executive Director and Roberta A. Conroy Scholar of Law at the Williams Institute, focusing on legal strategies to attain equality for sexual and gender minorities. From July 2014 through January 2017, Vice Chair Samuels was the Director of the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, where she oversaw civil rights enforcement with respect to hospitals, healthcare providers, insurers, and human services agencies. In that role, she spearheaded development of regulations implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act—the first broad-based federal law to prohibit sex discrimination in federally-funded healthcare. Those regulations represented a groundbreaking development for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality, protecting LGBT persons from discrimination based on sex stereotyping and gender identity.

Registration is required to attend the event in-person.  RSVP at gruber.events@yale.edu.

You may also watch the event online via Panopto: 

https://yalelaw.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=3f21869a-d2de-4d72-b9d5-ae47010a04fd

Sponsoring Organization(s)

The Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women's Rights