Press

For press inquiries, to join our press list, please contact Shin Inouye, director of communications & rapid response, at [email protected] or 202.869.0398.

*The Leadership Conference Education Fund is unable to support requests for legal assistance or representation.

Uncategorized 06.1.21

Black Wall Street Legacy Commemorated in New Resource

WASHINGTON -- The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and its sister organization, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, are launching a new educational resource and PSA commemorating the legacy of Greenwood, the historically Black neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma — often referred to as Black Wall Street — that was destroyed by white supremacist mobs over a series of days in 1921. Formally established in 1905, Greenwood was a bustling downtown district created by and for African Americans, where dozens of businesses and churches thrived, despite the rampant racism and Jim Crow laws that attempted to restrict Black progress in the years following Emancipation.

Press Release 04.27.21

New Policy Brief Calls for Prioritization of Education Over Criminalization During Tough Budget Fights

WASHINGTON — A policy brief released today by The Leadership Conference Education Fund shows that, in previous moments of economic crisis, state policymakers have moved to cut education spending in favor of protecting funding for prisons, police, and courts — a choice with particularly harmful consequences in high-poverty, Black, Native, Latino, and immigrant communities.

Press Release 02.19.21

Vision for Justice Campaign Offers Path To Transform the American Criminal Legal System

WASHINGTON — With 2020 igniting a national reckoning over the American criminal legal system, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Civil Rights Corps are launching Vision for Justice  — a new campaign that aims to reimagine public safety and offer a better alternative to the current criminal legal system.

Press Release 02.12.21

Advocates, Artists, and Policymakers Offer Roadmap to Reimagine Safety at Summit

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference Education Fund, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Civil Rights Corps will convene advocates, celebrities, directly impacted leaders, and policymakers for a virtual summit to outline their unified vision to reimagine public safety and transform the criminal legal system on February 19 at 12 noon ET.

Press Release 01.13.21

The Leadership Conference, The Education Fund Welcome Key Staff

WASHINGTON — The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and its sister organization, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, welcomed Kiersten Thornton as vice president of people and culture, Tamara Elaine Chrisler as senior advisor, organizational compliance and development, and Stephen Peters as director of media relations.

Press Release 01.7.21

Vanita Gupta to Take Leave as Head of The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund

WASHINGTON – Judith L. Lichtman, board chair of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and James Rucker, board chair of The Leadership Conference Education Fund, issued the following statement on President-elect Joe Biden’s intent to nominate Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of the organizations, to be Associate Attorney General: