Pevar, Stephen L. 1946–
PEVAR, Stephen L. 1946–
PERSONAL: Born November 29, 1946, in Brooklyn, NY; son of Nathan (in sales) and Mildred (a homemaker; maiden name, Friedman) Pevar; married Laurel Hoskins (a graphic designer), October 3, 1992; children: Lianna, Elena. Education: Princeton University, A.B. (cum laude), 1968; University of Virginia, J.D. (with honors), 1971. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Jewish.
ADDRESSES: Office—American Civil Liberties Union, 32 Grand St., Hartford, CT 06106. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: American Civil Liberties Union, Hartford, CT, senior staff counsel, 1976–.
The Rights of Indians and Tribes: The Basic ACLU Guide to Indian and Tribal Rights, 2nd edition, Southern Illinois University Press (Carbondale, IL), 1992, 3rd edition published as The Rights of Indians and Tribes: The Authoritative ACLU Guide to Indian and Tribal Rights, 2002.
The Rights of American Indians and Their Tribes (young adult), Puffin Books (New York, NY), 1997.
SIDELIGHTS: Stephen L. Pevar told CA: "I am motivated by a desire to use the law as a tool for social change, to increase social justice. My work with the American Civil Liberties Union helps me protect civil liberties and to help bring the law to where it ought to be.
"Living on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation opened my eyes to injustices suffered by Indians and by poor people in general. As with my work for the American Civil Liberties Union, I was motivated by a desire to help people and make a difference. I hope my book does both."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Booklist, January 1, 1998, Stephanie Zvirin, review of The Rights of American Indians and Their Tribes, p. 788; January 1, 2000, Dona Helmer, review of The Rights of Indians and Tribes: The Basic ACLU Guide to Indian and Tribal Rights, p. 960.