Carolyn Homer, a civil rights attorney with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), will be the guest speaker for this year’s Constitution Day lecture at the University of Evansville. The lecture is planned for Thursday, September 20 at 4:00 p.m. in Smythe Lecture Hall (Room 170) in the Schroeder School of Business Building. Admission to the lecture, which is part of UE’s annual observance of Constitution Day, is free and open to the public.
The topic of Homer’s lecture will be “Dissent is Patriotic.”
Homer’s work focuses on fighting discrimination against American Muslims. She is currently litigating constitutional challenges to the federal terrorist watch list, the presidential travel ban, and state attempts to silence advocacy on behalf of Palestine. CAIR also has a large docket of employment discrimination and prison discrimination cases.
Prior to joining CAIR, Homer worked for five years at the leading international law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan on constitutional law and technology cases, on behalf of some of the largest Silicon Valley companies.
Homer is a graduate of Indiana University and George Washington University Law School. She is admitted to practice law in California, the District of Columbia, and the Supreme Court of the United States.