The University of Alabama at Birmingham will host a federal Department of Justice official, who will speak on civil rights and on an outreach program.
Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta will discuss federal efforts to protect civil liberties and rights of minorities and immigrants from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts.
UAB officials say Gupta worked for the American Civil Liberties Union and the NAACP before joining the Department of Justice.
There will also be a questions and answers period after the discussion. The forum is open to the public.