Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
LCCREF is a nonprofit public education and research organization that seeks to communicate to the American people about the progress made in civil rights and inter-group relations, the continuing challenges, and the strength of our diversity. Our work champions the idea that Americans of every heritage can live together with equal rights and mutual respect. We provide training and tools for students, parents, and teachers to assist in building a country that actively embraces pluralism and commitment to justice and understanding, and provide up-to-date information on civil rights and social and economic justice issues.
Ms. Karen McGill Lawson
1620 L St, NW Ste. 1100
Washington, DC 20036 USA
civil rights, intergroup relations, race relations
Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)
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LCCREF has produced a number of online and offline publications, such as our newsletters, the Daily Buzz, This Week in Civil Rights, and the Civil Rights Monitor; and reports for example Wrong Then and Wrong Now: Racial Profiling Before and After September 11th, and the Bush Administration Takes Aim at Civil Rights that promote the need for equal justice and equal opportunity. LCCREF is working to promote civic engagement through public education programs on the electoral reforms needed to assure Americans that every vote counts; on the importance of an independent Judiciary; on important emerging communications and technology. LCCREF is also engaging the Civil Rights leaders of the future with our internship program and outreach on major policy issues such as Affirmative Action. LCCREF with its partners are working to build stronger communities and families through developing and implementing programs like our CommUNITY 2000 project which addresses community tensions that arise under the Fair Housing Act, our Partners Against Hate initiative to public education resources and training to address youth-initiated hate violence, and our report Building Healthy Communities: Community Reinvestment Act and the Financial Modernization Movement. LCCREF is helping protect the independence of the Judiciary and reform the nation's Criminal Justice System through public education programs and reports like our Justice on Trial: Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System report. Our ongoing work includes convening educational meetings and briefings for civil rights advocates, policymakers and their staff. LCCREF is working to guard the crossroads between Civil Rights and Civil Liberties by examining the detrimental effects to legal and undocumented immigrants caused by the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 and in response to the September 11 terrorist attacks, we've worked hard to remind the nation that hate will not stop hate.
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