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Wednesday Wake-Up Club Breakfast with Michael Farris

On Wednesday April 1, 2020

Wednesday Wake-Up Club Breakfast

--This Breakfast will be VIRTUAL. Please register for the link to view--

Join us online for an insightful talk and an update from the Leadership Institute.

Typically held the first Wednesday of each month at the Leadership Institute's headquarters, these breakfast meetings are an excellent opportunity for friends of the Institute to meet leading speakers and hear their thoughts on current affairs.

These breakfast meetings offer a great chance to share food and fellowship with like-minded friends. Past breakfasts have been attended by members of Congress, public policy experts, and columnists.

Details

Starts Wednesday, April 1

Wed 1:   8:00 AM  - 9:00 AM EDT

Location

This training is online.

Cost

FREE

Become a Breakfast Club member and get 12 breakfasts for the price of 10!

Manager

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Please join Michael Farris at the next breakfast on April 01

Michael Farris

Michael Farris

President, CEO, and General Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom

Michael P. Farris is president, CEO, and general counsel of Alliance Defending Freedom. As the second CEO of ADF, he brings to the role a diverse background as an effective litigator, educator, public advocate, and communicator, and is widely recognized for his successful work on both the national and international stage.

Farris was founding president of both the Home School Legal Defense Association (1983) and Patrick Henry College (2000) and continues to serve as chairman of the board of HSLDA and chancellor emeritus of PHC.

He graduated from Western Washington State College magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in political science, followed by a Juris Doctor from Gonzaga University (with honors). He also earned an LL.M. in public international law (with honors) from the University of London.

Farris has specialized in constitutional appellate litigation. In that capacity, he has argued before the appellate courts of 13 states, eight federal circuit courts of appeal, and the U.S. Supreme Court, where in 2018 he successfully argued NIFLA v. Becerra, resulting in a free speech victory for California's pro-life pregnancy centers.

Farris has testified many times before both the House and Senate. He was an executive committee member of the Coalition for the Free Exercise of Religion that successfully lobbied Congress for the passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993. He also has substantial experience in international religious freedom advocacy.

Farris is the author of over 15 books, as well as law review and other scholarly and popular articles. He and his wife, Vickie, have 10 children and 22 grandchildren.