Relaxing days of learning, reflection, fellowship, laughter, entertainment, solitude, sharing and hiking at this beautiful 1,400 acre wilderness retreat near the Blue Ridge Parkway in the spectacular mountains of western North Carolina.
April 30 – May 3:Monday afternoon check in - to Thursday morning departure after breakfast
The Bill of Rights of the US Constitution
Chris Brook is theLegal Director of the ACLU of North Carolina. Hispractice areas correspond with the ACLU’s civil liberties focus particularly onracial justice and LGBT issues and First and Fourth Amendment concerns. While Legal Director he has worked to safeguard religious liberty in publicschools, fought against Amendment One by narrowing its potential collateralconsequence and worked to protect free assembly rights in Charlotte duringthe Democratic National Convention. He is also a member of the NorthCarolina Advocates for Justice Racial Justice Task Force.
Brook grew up in Raleigh and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for his undergraduate and law degrees. While in law school hewas a legal intern at the UNC Center for Civil rights, Director of the CarolinaLaw Pro Bono Program and Managing Editor of the NC Journal of InternationalLaw and Commercial Regulation. Upon graduation in 2005, he was inductedinto Carolina Law’s Davis Society. After that he worked in private practice forthree years at the Raleigh Civil Litigation Firm of Cran9ll, Sumner andHartzog. From 2007 to 2011 he was an adjunct professor at Carolina Law; teaching researching, reasoning, writing and advocacy. In 2008 he joined the Southern Coalition for Social Justice in Durham practicing in areas ranging from Environmental Justice to Environmental Law. In May 2012 he joined the NC ACLU where he continues to work.