Racial Equity Resource Guide


Lawyers Committee for Civils Rights Under Law

From the Organization's Website: 

The principal mission of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is to secure equal justice for all through the rule of law, targeting in particular the inequities confronting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities. The Lawyers' Committee is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to enlist the private bar's leadership and resources in combating racial discrimination and the resulting inequality of opportunity - work that continues to be vital today.

Projects of the Lawyer’s Committee include:

  1. The Educational Opportunities Project, which strives to guarantee that all students receive equal educational opportunities in public schools and institutions of higher learning;
  2. The Employment Discrimination Project, which challenges all forms of racial, national origin, and sexual discrimination in the workplace, both private and governmental, including discrimination by federal, state and local agencies;
  3. The Fair Housing and Community Development Project, which fights discrimination in housing and to promote greater opportunity for low income people of color by ensuring that development is equitable and inclusive and that low-income people of color have access to crucial resources and meaningful housing choice;
  4. The Legal Mobilization Project, that works across and with all subject matter projects, the Pro Bono and LMP staff attorneys and organizers utilize pro bono, technology, litigation, public policy, online communications, advocacy, education, non-litigation assistance and management tools to address civil rights;
  5. The Public Policy Project which advocates for the effective advancement of civil rights laws at the state and federal level working with other organizations as well as directly with legislators; and
  6. The Voting Rights Project, which is an integrated program of litigation, voter protection, research, advocacy and education.

Related Resources

Sustaining Public School Diversity – An Education Policy Brief by the Lawyers Committee on Civil Rights Under Law

This policy brief documents a student assignment system designed to create racially diverse public schools while satisfying constitutional requirements recently articulated by the Supreme Court.

Tagged with: Research for Action, Racial Healing, Addressing Laws, Policy and Justice, Education, Select Papers / Booklets

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