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Conference Presenter

Cathy Albisa

Race Forward

Cathy Albisa is the Vice President of Institutional and Sectoral Change at Race Forward, the department that houses the Government Alliance on Race and Equity and the Federal Initiative to Govern for Racial Equity, along with projects on housing, land and development.  She was the co-founder of Partners for Dignity and Rights, a social movement organization that supports visionary grassroots campaigns for economic and social rights.  She has taught at CUNY Law School and Columbia Law School, where she was the founding Associate Director of the Bringing Human Rights Home Network.  As a senior attorney at the ACLU and the Center for Reproductive Rights she has litigated constitutional cases on issues of reproductive rights, human rights and separation of church and state.  She has also published on a wide array of topics including reproductive rights, land housing,  gender justice, equal protection, and local democracy.