The 32nd Annual ILG National Conference in Washington, DC celebrated 50 years of civil rights. For those of us in attendance, it also celebrated another year of hearing great presentations by keynote speakers, seeing old friends, and meeting new colleagues.

The 50-year anniversary of the civil rights movement was highlighted throughout the conference, starting with the first keynote speaker, Martin Luther King III. Mr. King shared his memories of travelling as a child with his father and seeing first-hand bigotry in the south. Although he had many insights about the civil rights movement, the one that resonated the most with me was the importance of action through non-violence. The theme continued throughout the conference and culminated at the gala with a walk-through presentation of the years leading up to the civil rights movement.

With respect to the application of civil rights in tod