Register today for NLIHC’s Housing Policy Forum 2024: An Unwavering Path Forward to Housing Justice! Taking place on March 19-21 at the Hilton Washington DC Capitol Hill Hotel in Washington, D.C., the 2024 forum will offer opportunities to engage with and learn from thought-leaders, tenant advocates, policy experts, leaders from Capitol Hill and the Biden-Harris administration, and others about the solutions needed to address the nation’s housing and homelessness crisis. This year’s forum will feature an opening keynote discussion with acclaimed civil rights attorney and scholar Sherrilyn Ifill, who has played a prominent role in shaping the national conversation about race and civil rights.
Sherrilyn Ifill is currently serving as the 2023-2024 Steven and Maureen Klinsky Visiting Professor of Practice for Leadership and Progress at Harvard Law School. In the fall of 2024, she will become the first Vernon L. Jordan Chair in Civil Rights at Howard Law School, where she will launch the school’s new 14th Amendment Center for Law and Democracy. Formerly, Ms. Ifill served as a Senior Fellow with the Ford Foundation, leading a project at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art that explored artistic engagement with the 14th Amendment. From 2013-2022, she was president and director-counsel of the Legal Defense and Educational Fund at the NAACP, where she led the organization in conducting groundbreaking litigation in the areas of voting rights, economic justice, and education and took a prominent role in confronting police violence against unarmed Black people.
Ms. Ifill’s strategic vision and counsel are highly sought after from leaders in government, business, law, and academia. She continues to publish regularly and is currently completing Is This America?, a book examining race and the crisis in American democracy that will be published by Penguin in 2024.