On, February 21st, LDF Board member, Robyn Coles, and friend of LDF, Pauletta Washington, hosted an evening of engagement featuring an intimate conversation with:

  • Sherrilyn Ifill, LDF President and Director-Counsel
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates, author and distinguished writer in residence at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author and MacArthur Foundation Fellow

Of the evening, Sherrilyn Ifill said, “It’s been inspiring to me to see that at precisely the moment when politics and law seem to be failing us, we are experiencing a powerful artistic moment – especially in my view, among Black artists and women – many of whom are speaking directly to or about the civil and human rights crisis we are confronting.”