White House Civil Rights Policy Breifing

The Summit for Civil Rights held a one day online conference on the historic opportunities for the new Biden administration to advance a powerful and transformative agenda for racial justice and middle class opportunity for all Americans. Thursday, February 11 from 10 AM to 1 PM Eastern Time.


Summit for Civil Rights Transition Policy Document

We are very pleased to announce that HUD Secretary-Designate Marcia Fudge joined us for the First 100 Days Civil Rights Summit. As a member of Congress, Rep. Fudge introduced the Strength in Diversity Act. She understands the damage of racial segregation and its role in perpetuating “institutional racism” and obstructing “access to opportunity, in America”. Her experience and accomplishments as a mayor, a member of congress, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and member of the Committee on Education and Labor make her well poised to take on the challenges and opportunities to help unite our country by unifying our communities and regions now so divided by class and race. Also confirmed:



Keith Ellison - Attorney General of Minnesota, former member of Congress and the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus





john a. powell - Professor of Law, African American Studies and Ethnic Studies, Director, Othering & Belonging Institute, University of California, Berkeley 






Senator Sherrod Brown - Incoming Chair, U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs




Congresswoman Barbara Lee - U.S. House of Representatives





Derrick Johnson - President and CEO, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People






Sean McGarvey - President, North America’s Building Trades Unions




Rucker Johnson - Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley






Linda Darling-Hammond - Department of Education Transition Team. Professor at Stanford University, Learning Policy Institute, and president of the California State Board of Education.



Sheryll Cashin - Professor of Law, Civil Rights and Social Justice at the Georgetown University Law Center


Julian Vasquez Heilig - Dean of the University of Kentucky College of Education




Bishop Reginald T. Jackson - Presiding Prelate-Sixth Episcopal District, AME Church






Davida Russell - Councilwoman and President of the Northeast Ohio District of the Ohio Association of Public-School Employees






Theodore M. Shaw - Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Civil Rights at the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill





Myron Orfield - Professor of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Director, Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity University of Minnesota Law School



Summit for Civil Rights 1st 100 days presentation/policy briefing on February 11 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM will be hosted (virtually) by the University of Kentucky School of Education, the University of Minnesota Law School, Case Western Case Western Reserve University and Building One America.Go here for a sponsorship options