True Colors, A Young Leaders Initiative
This month, ADL Austin announces our new Young Leaders Initiative; True Colors. The group will gather young adults from diverse Austin communities to discuss pertinent social justice topics in our city. In addition to mingling with other leaders from the young Austin demographic, participants will also have exclusive access to expert speakers and local heroes that fight for equality.
The first True Colors event will be held on Tuesday October 17 from 7-8:30pm. The speaker will be Lauren Jones, the Assistant Director of Legal Affairs at the Anti-Defamation League. She provides specialized legal advice to ADL staff in 28 regional offices around the country, files amicus briefs and provides testimony at the federal and state levels, and advocates for policies that further ADL’s mission of securing justice and fair treatment for all. Her particular areas of focus include education equity, bullying prevention, women’s rights, immigration, and voting rights. Lauren staffs the League’s Education Equity Task Force, leading ADL’s work on disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline.
Prior to joining ADL, Lauren was a staff attorney at the Center for Family Representation in New York. She previously worked at the Brennan Center for Justice and was an Assistant Adjunct Professor in New York University’s journalism department. A magna cum laude graduate of NYU, Lauren received her J.D. from NYU School of Law.
For more information about this event, please call the ADL Austin office or follow our Facebook page to join the True Colors Facebook Group.