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Working for Civil Rights – Jobs Roundup

Compiled by Aurora Arop, Spring 2014 Intern Organization:  People For The American Way—Washington, DC. Position: Public Policy Internship Mission: People For the American Way is a nationwide advocacy organization that mobilizes its members and activists to fight for public policies … Continue reading

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Where the United States Stands on 10 International Human Rights Treaties

Today is International Human Rights Day – the perfect time to reflect on where the United States stands on critical human rights treaties. In the past, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights has worked to ratify four treaties … Continue reading

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Overcoming Taliban Attack, Youth Advocate Malala Yousafzai Addresses the United Nations and Speaks for Women’s Rights and the Right of All Children to Be Educated

By Ally Scher, a Summer 2013 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Undeterred by a Taliban militant who boarded a school bus last year and wounded her with a gunshot to the head, Malala Yousafzai addressed the United Nations (UN) on … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Ending Hunger No Longer a Shared Goal in Washington; Suburban Poverty Rising; Migrant Deaths at Border Increasing

Compiled by Monica We, a Spring 2013 at The Leadership Conference Education Fund. There Was a Time When Ending Hunger Was a National Goal for Republicans and Democrats Dorothy Samuels The New York Times – Opinion The House Agricultural Committee … Continue reading

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Watch: The Voting Rights Act at Work in Alabama, Texas and South Carolina

On February 27, 2013, the Supreme Court will be hearing a case from Shelby County, Alabama, in which opponents of the Voting Rights Act are trying to strike down a key section of the law—Section 5. Section 5 is the … Continue reading

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Stand Against Violence, Join the One Billion Rising Campaign

By Philomena Ogalo, a Spring 2013 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund One Billion Rising (OBR) is more than just a campaign. It is a movement geared towards empowering women and men to bring awareness to the everyday violence … Continue reading

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MLK’s Unfinished Business

Since his death in 1968, the civil and human rights movement has carried on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s work, broken down barriers, and created new opportunities for many who once faced exclusion and discrimination based on race, ethnicity, national … Continue reading

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