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Civil Rights and Race Relations in America and Their Impact on the Lives of African Americans
Sherrilyn Ifill To Be Featured Speaker at Ford Foundation Conference "Courting Change: The Road Ahead for Civil Rights"Event Date(s):July 17, 2013Ford Foundation320 East 43rd StreetNew York, NY 10017
Sherrilyn Ifill will be a featured speaker at the upcoming Ford Foundation convening of social justice leaders working to advance civil rights in a changing America. The daylong gathering, "Courting Change: The Road Ahead for Civil Rights," will be held at the foundations New York headquarters on Wednesday, July 17, 2013.
LDF Webcast to Discuss Supreme Court’s Rulings in Fisher v. University of Texas, and Shelby County, Alabama v. HolderEvent Date(s):July 8, 2013
Sherrilyn A. Ifill, President & Director-Counsel, Damon Hewitt, Director of Education Practice Group, and Ryan Haygood, Director of Political Participation Group, discuss the Supreme Court’s rulings in Fisher v.
Event Date(s):July 1, 2013
A Discussion & Webcast on the Supreme Court’s Voting Rights Act Decision
Earlier this month, the Brookings Institution's Governance Studies Program hosted a roundtable discussion of practitioners and academics to discuss the Supreme Court's decision in Shelby County, Ala. v. Holder, which struck down an important provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, immobilizing the heart of the Act. NAACP LDF Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill discussed the future of voting rights for African American voters and other voters of color after the Shelby County decision. Ms. Ifill advocated for important steps forward after the Supreme Court's decision, including demanding that Congress respond by that creating a new Section 4(b); documenting potentially discriminatory state and local election changes in order to ascertain which formerly-covered places are quickly backtracking; and, using every existing method, including Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, to fight discriminatory changes that Section 5 otherwise would have prevented.
Event Date(s):June 6, 2013American University Washington College of Law4801 Massachusetts Ave NWWashington, DC 20016
Race and Civil Rights in 2013
A Critical Analysis of 21st Century Challenges and Opportunities
A Conversation with Legendary Civil Rights Attorney Fred Gray and LDF President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn IfillEvent Date(s):May 16, 2013African American Civil War Museum1925 Vermont Avenue, NW (Vermont & U Street)Washington, DC
LDF President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill held an informative and inspiring conversation with legendary civil rights attorney Fred Gray at the recently opened African American Civil War Museum on U Street in Washington, DC. They discussed Mr. Gray’s life as a lawyer in many of the most notable civil rights matters in our history and his recently rereleased memoir: Bus Ride To Justice: The Life and Works of Fred Gray. Their conversation occurred on the eve of the 59th anniversary of the decision in Brown v. Board of Education.
Event Date(s):April 10, 2013500 Pearl Street Courtroom 15CNew York, NY
Criminal Justice in the 21st Century: The Challenge to Protect Individual Freedoms, Civil Rights and Our SafetyEvent Date(s):April 5, 2013St. John’s School of Law8000 Utopia ParkwayQueens, NY 11439
Vincent Southerland, LDF Assistant Counsel of the Criminal Justice Practice, will be a panelist at the "St. Johns School of Law JCRED Criminal Justice Symposium" on April 5, 2013, on Juveniles and Criminal Law. Fellow panelists and he will investigate juveniles’ unique experience in the criminal justice system, including particularized challenges for racial minority youth.
Event Date(s):March 2, 2013The Saint James Hotel1200 Water AvenueSelma, AL 36701
On February 27, 2013, the United State Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, one of the most important voting rights cases of our generation.
Event Date(s):March 1, 2013 - March 3, 2013Selma, AL
From March 1st - March 3rd, 2013 LDF President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill, and members of the LDF Political Participation Group, participated in events honoring the 48th anniversary of the historical March Across the Edmond Pettus Bridge in Selma Alabama. LDF hosted a reception that allowed friends and donors to meet Sherrilyn Ifill and members of the Political Participation team. The reception was followed by a panel discussion where the conversation focused on the recent Supreme Court case Shelby County Alabama v.
Event Date(s):January 17, 2013
On Thursday, January 17, 2013, our friends at the prestigious civil rights law firm Murphy, Falcon & Murphy hosted a reception in honor of Sherrilyn A.