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Overturning Wisconsin v. Yoder: Making Education a Federal Right for All Children (2nd Annual Conference)


Overturning Wisconsin v. Yoder: Making Education a Federal Right for All Children (2nd Annual Conference)


Join us for the Amish Heritage Foundation's 2nd Annual Conference, Overturning Wisconsin v. Yoder: Making Education a Federal Right for All Children.

This event is part of AHF's EDUCATIONAL EQUITY Series and 41-State Media Tour.

10 speakers. 2 Panels. Limited to 150 attendees.

The smaller group gives everyone in attendance the chance to connect meaningfully and develop lasting relationships.

FRIDAY EVENING Meet-and-Greet Reception: TBD Gallery - for tickets, see

SATURDAY concludes with: Optional Dinner at TBD


For bios of our speakers and panelists, check out our website:



KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Attorney and Professor Michael Rebell

Prof. Michael Rebell is the executive director of the Center for Educational Equity at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is one of the nation's foremost authorities on the education-adequacy movement in the United States and has pioneered the legal theory and strategy of educational adequacy. Prof. Rebell is an experienced litigator in the field of education law, and is also professor of law and educational practice at Teachers College and Columbia Law School.

His latest book is Flunking Democracy: Schools, Courts and Civic Participation (2018) and he is serving as the lead attorney for Rhode Island public school students and parents who have filed a federal lawsuit against the state for failing to prepare children for citizenship, "arguing that that failing to prepare children for citizenship violates their rights under the United States Constitution."




The landmark 1972 Supreme Court case Wisconsin v. Yoder specifically denies Amish children––and consequently all children in the US and Native/indigenous lands––an education beyond the eighth grade. Yoder put the rights of a religion above a child's Constitutional right to grow up equipped with the tools to make an informed choice about their future, and to participate in and contribute meaningfully to US democracy.

Coming up on 50 years later, Yoder affects every single one of us, not just the Amish.

And, there is a direct link between educational deprivation and sexual assault.


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This event is not affiliated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by Columbia University.

Ticket Information Ticket Price
Can't make it but want to support our cause? Free
Meet-and-Greet Cocktail Reception (Fri evening) USD 25
Early Bird (prices increase on Oct 19) USD 55
General Admission USD 75
Military Discount USD 28
Current Student Discount USD 28
Columbia University Students Free
Livestream webcast USD 20
Recordings USD 35

Map Columbia University, 501 Schermerhorn Hall, 1180 Amsterdam Ave., New York, United States
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