WELCOME TO THE ARC!
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The Arc of Justice Institute is a public educational institution whose mission is to foster a greater understanding of the rule of law in areas where governance, economics, and rights intersect. Our programs, conducted through dynamic partnerships, are designed to facilitate meaningful civic engagement and to achieve a broadened, intergenerational understanding of the American legal system. Our flagship initiative pays tribute to the heroic and vital contribution lawyers and judges made to the American Civil Rights Movement. The suite of efforts associated with this initiative is collectively referred to as The Arc of Justice Project.
The project will be developed in two phases. Phase 1 is a traveling exhibit called Under the Color of Law, which will include four (4) distinct themed-styled, immersive exhibits highlighting the legal efforts associated with securing and preserving individual rights and liberties from the colonial period through the modern civil rights era. Phase 2 will concentrate on the acquisition of artifacts and collections, which along with the four core features of the traveling exhibit, will become The Arc of Justice Pavilion. Upon completion, the exhibit will be the first of its kind in civic and cultural education.
We promote the exhibit with a series of public educational programs called Hidden Legal Figures: Conversations with the Unsung. These events feature notable speakers who provide either a first-person account of or richly researched reflections about the legal efforts associated with one of the most pivotal moments in American history. Hidden Legal Figures began in February 2018 with programs held at each of our partner law schools in Georgia. In 2019, the series will continue throughout the state in association with local bar associations and will expand to law schools across the country in the second half of the year. Hidden Legal Figures: The Podcast will debut in October 2019. Hidden Legal Figures is supported, in part, by a grant from the Georgia Bar Foundation.
The exhibit will premiere at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia in February 2021, in conjunction with our inaugural legal ideas conference, which will explore the many contemporary concerns affecting human and civil rights across the nation and world-wide.
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OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
We believe the rule of law is an indispensable element to a vital democracy. Therefore, we provide initiatives designed to orient the general public on the role of the legal system in protecting rights.
We believe there is a dimension to law that makes its purpose as much sacred as it is secular. Therefore, we actively promote select initiatives that accentuate the law as a healing apparatus.
We believe the legal profession is a rewarding and noble vocation. Therefore, we diligently promote a consciousness of service within the legal business environment.