The Leadership Conference, The Education Fund Welcome New Directors
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Dena L. Craig, [email protected]
WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund announced today that Nadia Aziz will join the organizations as senior program director, fighting hate & bias and Tahir Ahmad as director of institutional relations.
“I am pleased that these believers in civil rights, supporters of equity, and promoters of inclusion are joining the organizations,” said Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund. “I look forward to their contributions to help protect civil and human rights.”
Nadia Aziz previously served as Deputy Director of the Arab American Institute and Associate Director of the James Byrd, Jr. Center to Stop Hate at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Aziz has spent her career combating hate crimes and promoting a community and victim-centered approach to countering hate, and ensuring that these targeted communities have the resources needed to hold perpetrators of hate crimes accountable. Aziz is an attorney licensed to practice law in North Carolina.
Tahir Ahmad joins The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund from World Food Program (WFP) USA, the U.S.-support arm of the world’s largest humanitarian organization dedicated to addressing food equity & famine around the world. During his time at WFP USA, Ahmad built and managed a portfolio of institutional foundations and faith-based partnerships and played an instrumental role in developing the organization’s faith-based strategy. In addition to this, he brings fundraising experience from his time at Chiefs for Change, Communities In Schools and the International Rescue Committee. He holds a bachelors of arts degree in Foreign Affairs and History from the University of Virginia.
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 230 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.
The Leadership Conference Education Fund builds public will for federal and state policies that promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. The Education Fund’s campaigns empower and mobilize advocates around the country to push for progressive change in the United States. It was founded in 1969 as the education and research arm of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. For more information on The Education Fund, visit civilrights.org/edfund/.