Robert “Archie” Archuleta graduated from Idaho State College with a BA in Social Sciences and Education. From 1953-1987 he worked as an elementary school teacher and administrator in the Salt Lake City School District. After retiring from education, he joined Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson’s administration as a civil rights advocate. An icon of civil and human rights activism in the state, he was president of the board of the Utah Coalition of La Raza and served on the boards of Centro Civico Mexicano, Alliance for Unity, and many others. He received the Quixote Lifetime Achievement Award from the Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and awards from the Mexican Consulate, the Utah Education Association, and the Salt Lake City NAACP.
Kathleen Christy is originally from Compton, California. She moved to Utah to attend the University of Utah in 1970. From 1975 to 2017, Christy was an educator in the Salt Lake City and Utah public school systems. She served as a teacher for ten years; she was then an equity specialist at the Utah State Office of Education for seven years. She later became an elementary school principal for five years, and finally she was Salt Lake City School District’s Assistant to the Superintendent for Equity and Advocacy. Christy retired in June 2017, but remains actively involved in a variety of community roles, from serving on advisory boards to leadership in community-based organizations. Diversity and multicultural education are her specialties, and she continues to conduct numerous trainings and presentations on diversity issues.
Brittney Nystrom is the Executive Director of the ACLU of Utah. She previously served as Director for Advocacy at Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service in Washington, D.C. where she advocated on behalf of refugees, unaccompanied children, and immigrants in detention. Earlier in her career, she was the Director of Policy and Legal Affairs at the National Immigration Forum, where her advocacy focused on due process concerns and overdue reforms to the immigration system. She also had represented detained individuals facing deportation and advocated for humane detention conditions as the Legal Director at the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition.
Through her extensive work on immigration and refugee issues, Brittney is a recognized national expert and has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Prior to her extensive legal advocacy work, she was in private practice as part of the litigation team at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobsen, LLP, in Washington, D.C. She holds degrees from the University of Notre Dame and Northwestern University School of Law, and is admitted to the bar in D.C. and Illinois.
Amos N. Guiora is Professor of Law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah. He teaches International Law, Global Perspectives on Counterterrorism and Religion, and Terrorism, incorporating innovative scenario-based instruction to address national and international security issues. Professor Guiora has published extensively on issues related to national security, limits of interrogation, religion and terrorism, the limits of power, multiculturalism and human rights. He is the author of many books and book chapters, including In the Crosshairs of Unfettered Executive Power: The Moral Dilemmas of Justifying and Carrying Out Targeted Killings; Establishing a Drone Court: Restraints on the Executive Branch; and First Amendment and National Security..
Professor Guiora’s recent book, The Crime of Complicity: The Bystander in the Holocaust, helped build a foundation for legislation introduced to the 2018 Utah State Legislative Session by Rep. Brian King that would require Utah citizens to assist others who are suffering, or threatened with serious bodily injury associated with a crime or another emergency.