ADVISORY: Higher Education Experts Host Media Briefing on Civil Rights Policy Briefs

Education News 08.23.19

Briefs provide a comprehensive roadmap for how policymakers can protect college students’ civil rights and advance educational equity

Contact: Kristen Voorhees, [email protected], 202.548.7166

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference Education Fund will hold an ethnic media briefing on Friday, August 30, at 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT to discuss our recently released policy recommendations for incorporating the Higher Education Civil Rights Coalition’s 10 civil rights principles into higher education legislation. The recommendations were drafted to engage and educate diverse stakeholders and policymakers seeking reform in higher education to offer meaningful equal opportunity and success for all students, especially students of color who have been historically marginalized.

Policymakers have a responsibility to address policies and practices in higher education that significantly limit students’ (especially students of color) access to, and success in, higher education. Those barriers restrict social mobility for individuals and communities, and lead to the loss of talent and skills throughout our nation. The concrete recommendations that the briefing will discuss offer policymakers practical and achievable ways to advance equity and protect civil rights for all students.

Please RSVP to [email protected].

WHEN: Friday, August 30, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT


Liz King, Education Program Director, The Leadership Conference Education Fund
Quyen Dinh, Executive Director, Southeast Asia Resource Action Center
Nicole Dooley, Policy Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
Adrianne Elliott, Legislative Analyst, National Indian Education Association
Stephanie Roman, Senior Policy Analyst, UnidosUS

WHAT: Higher education policy experts from the civil rights community will provide on-the-record comment about the 10 policy briefs and their significance in protecting and advancing civil and human rights for all students, especially those in marginalized groups.



Passcode: 114400

The Higher Ed Civil Rights Coalition, convened by The Leadership Conference Education Fund and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, promotes higher education policy and practices that advance equity and protect students’ civil rights.