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PJC staff selected as fellows for Racial Justice Training Institute

June 4, 2014: We are pleased to have three Public Justice Center attorneys selected as fellows for the Racial Justice Training Institute, organized by the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law. The PJC’s John Nethercut, Debra Gardner, and Camilla Roberson will join 35 other public interest attorneys from across the country in the Institute, designed to train advocates to incorporate racial justice into legal advocacy on behalf of people living in poverty. This new program, funded by the Ford Foundation and Annie E. Casey Foundation, will feature six months of online and in-person activities led by leaders in the field. PJC Executive Director commented on the benefit to the Public Justice Center’s work: “The PJC’s core mission has always been to seek systemic solutions to poverty and discrimination. We are excited that a three person team from the PJC has been selected to be trained at the Racial Justice Training Institute. We expect to gain a deeper understanding of how institutions, laws, and policies create obstacles or opportunities based on race. And we will bring home new advocacy tools to address this systemic injustice.” Thank you to the Shriver Center for launching this critical initiative! Read the Shriver Center’s press release on the Racial Justice Training Institute here.

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