Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw

African American Policy Forum

Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw co-founded the African American Policy Forum and serves as the Executive Director. Crenshaw, Professor of Law at UCLA and Columbia Law School, is a leading authority in Civil Rights, Black feminist legal theory, race, racism and the law. She is the founding coordinator of the Critical Race Theory Workshop, and the co-editor of Critical Race Theory: Key Documents That Shaped the Movement.

A specialist on race and gender equality, she has facilitated workshops for human rights activists in Brazil, India, and for constitutional court judges in South Africa. Her groundbreaking work on “Intersectionality” has traveled globally and was influential in the drafting of the equality clause in the South African Constitution. She is a leading voice in gender-inclusive approaches to racial justice interventions, having spearheaded the Why We Can’t Wait Campaign; co-authored Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected and Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women.

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