Judith Browne Dianis

Judith Browne Dianis’ dedication to justice stems from her mother, a local community activist and educator, and her father, who faced racism in a segregated army. As Co-director for the Advancement Project, she uses legal action as a strategy to draw attention to unjust and inequitable policies that undermine the promise of democracy. With her extensive background in civil rights litigation and advocacy, she initiates campaigns that have the potential to build power at the grassroots level and to reframe and accelerate the quest for racial justice, practicing “community-centered racial justice lawyering.” She provides legal and communications resources for on-the-ground efforts while building communities’ capacity and power. Nationally, she provides media outreach and public education on issues like voting rights and the school-to-prison pipeline.

News About Judith Browne Dianis

Change the World, Join a Movement

TEDxBeaconStreet, January 15, 2015

School to Prison Pipeline

Orlando Advocate, August 6, 2014

Top 10 Voter Suppression Moments of 2012

Huffington Post, December 26, 2012