This month, we are excited to cross-promote our 40th episode with “The Artivists’ Room,” Donkeysaddle Projects’ podcast, which features conversations with artists, organizers, and activists, whose art serves as a tool for movement building. In this episode, our Advocacy Director, Nadia Ben-Youssef, sat down for an interview with Donkeysaddle Projects’ podcast host, cultural organizer, artist, actor, and writer BK King.
Nadia and BK talked about what it means to reconfigure advocacy work in this moment and how to push beyond reactive work to move activism to a place where we are demanding the world we want.
Listen to the latest episode on our website.
As we acknowledge the profound challenges posed by COVID-19 and the conflicts we are confronting across the country, dedicated staff members from across our organization have been hard at work to lay the groundwork for our newest initiative: the Center for Constitutional Rights Southern Regional Office. The office and its staff will operate from Jackson, Mississippi, providing support and partnership across the entirety of the South. While we continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on workplace safety, it is our plan to open this regional office this year.
We are now searching for the first staff position in our Southern Regional Office: Senior Managing Attorney. This person will act as the lead attorney to anchor the expansion of the regional office, play a pivotal role in shaping and leading our social justice litigation and advocacy presence in the South, and help build the power of Southern regional movements to fight white supremacy and other forms of oppressive power. Once fully staffed, the office in Jackson will be home to lawyers and advocates who will offer our model of movement lawyering and advocacy to the most pressing challenges we face in the South. We are so honored and elated for this new chapter in our history, which has been in the making for quite some time now.
Please share this exciting opportunity with your networks, and head to our website to apply.
July 12, 2021