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Celebrating 75 Years of LDF
A coalition of young multi-racial activists led by Black organizers in New York has called for a Millions March to take place on Saturday, December 13, gathering in Washington Square Park at 2 PM. The mass rally will take place in Manhattan; tens of thousands have already confirmed their attendance on Facebook.
Kleinman Gives Testimony Before New York City City Council Hearing on Proposed School Diversity Measures12/11/14Related Case or Issue:
LDF Assistant Counsel Rachel Kleinman testifies before NYC City Council hearing on proposals to increase diversity in schools.
LDF's Sherrilyn Ifill Joins Town Hall Forum With George Stephanopoulos to Discuss Race and Justice in America12/10/14
Race. Justice. In America Town Hall.
ABC News' George Stephanopoulos moderates a town hall with Facebook on race and justice in America.
LDF Supports New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman’s Request to Investigate Cases Involving Unarmed Civilians Killed by Police Officers12/10/14
(New York, NY)—LDF joins a chorus of voices – comprised of civil rights organizations, community leaders, and elected officials – in support of a proposal advanced by New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman to investigate, and if necessary, prosecute cases involving killings of unarmed civilians by New York police officer.
In New York Times Article, Nelson Acknowledges Challenges and Opportunities for Obama in Racial Unrest12/09/14
LDF Associate Director-Counsel Janai Nelson highlights the fine line Obama must walk in order to be the President for all Americans while making his mark on race relations in the aftermath of Brown and Garner deaths: