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The National Center for Civil and Human Rights offers ongoing programming for everyone — young professionals, families with children, students, and adults. With both virtual and in-person programs, there is something for everyone. Learn more about what we have to offer below.

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Julius Rosenwald and Booker T. Washington forged one of the earliest collaborations between Jews and African Americans to create schools throughout the nation for black children who had no access to publicly funded education. From 1912 to 1937, the Rosenwald schools program built 4,978 schools for African American children across fifteen southern and border states....

To kick off Trans Awareness Week, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights is hosting a conversation about what safety, freedom, and equity mean for the transgender community in the face of rising anti-trans legislation. In 33 states, more than 100 bills have been introduced that restrict transgender rights -- on issues ranging from...

In collaboration with USA TODAY, we're inviting guests to examine how racism continues to shape our country in this free virtual event titled, “Power To The People: How Voting Laws Have Shaped The United States And Black America." This conversation focuses on how equal access to voting is essential to the promise of democracy. This event...

If a democracy is only as healthy as its parts, then the people participating in it are its beating heart. What will it take to reimagine and revive civic engagement, from reviving national service to diversifying the political talent pipeline? Panelists: TBA "Reimagining American Democracy" is a monthly virtual series that will address these very...

In light of Covid-19 and its disparate effects on communities of color, conversations about race and equity are more necessary than ever. Join us for the next Equitable Dinners: Lift Every Voice on Sunday, November 21 with a focus on Anti-Racism and Truth & Reconciliation. We are also celebrating National Native American Heritage Month. Equitable...

Join us Thursday, December 16 for the Reimagining American Democracy series' seventh and final episode, on the subject of “Democracy in America, Democracy in the World.” This event will feature Deval Patrick, former governor of Massachusetts, Ibram X. Kendi, founding director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research, and Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former NATO...

Youth voters are poised to have a disproportionately high electoral impact in 2022—if campaigns and organizations invest in engaging them. Georgia is listed in the top 5 states to experience the highest youth impact in both the 2022 Senate and Gubernatorial elections. As organizations continue to educate young people on the electoral process, Democracy Class...

Throughout American history, women have fought for the right to vote. Think about the role Stacey Abrams’ organization, Fair Fight, played in the 2020 election. That effort followed a significant tradition. Our program, Women Fighting for the Right to Vote, explores the actions women have taken in history and today to secure the right to...

For over 30 years, communities, governments and businesses around the world have struggled with climate change. Each year we witness increases in the Earth's temperature, the frequency of natural disasters, the pollution of oceans, and adverse health outcomes resulting from the climate crisis. These environmental threats highlight the urgent need to act now. Evidence shows...

Environmental racism is the disproportionate burden of environmental hazards placed on people of color and low-income communities. Policies and practices have historically forced these communities to live close to mines, sewage works, power stations, and landfills, which often leads to adverse health effects and other challenges. Join The Center for a panel discussion exploring the...

The Center partnered with the Joseph & Evelyn Lowery Institute to host the Race Towards Reconciliation Book Club. Each month, participants will have weekly opportunities to convene via Zoom to discuss books pertinent to justice and human rights. This month's, book is, "Folk Stories from the Hills of Puerto Rico" by Rafael Ocasio. The book...