In response to the recent election, the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center (CREEC), has decided to strengthen our ability to respond to the threat of increased discrimination against Muslims, LGBTQI individuals, people of color, people with disabilities, and other individuals protected by our civil rights laws.
We are launching the CREEC Fellowship – starting with a one-year position for 2017-2018 — and we need your help to find a civil rights superhero to help us lead the fight.
CREEC is a civil rights non-profit that specializes in impact and test case litigation fighting discrimination in all its forms. Our small staff of three lawyers and two paralegals in Denver and Berkeley prosecutes a large docket of cases nationwide. Our staff includes Bill Lann Lee, former head of the Civil Rights Division of in the U. S. Department of Justice in the Clinton Administration. We partner with grassroots civil rights organizations and experienced lawyers on high-impact litigation with various strategies to combat discrimination. The Fellow will work out of our Denver office.
Our 2016 achievements include: obtaining an important and precedent-setting decision in our class actions against Harvard and MIT seeking captioning of their online resources; gaining access for inmates in solitary confinement to outdoor exercise for the first time in 20 years; and a settlement with the city of Denver that requires it to spend tens of millions of dollars to remedy citywide lack of curb ramps. We are currently pursuing remedies against the state of Maryland for transportation policies that discriminate against African-Americans and against California’s underfunding of its predominantly Latinx Medicaid health care program.
We look forward to sharing our experience and expanding the reach of our work with our 2017 CREEC Fellow. We request your assistance in getting the word out about our first annual CREEC Fellowship to interested students in the Class of ’17 and other potential applicants. The Fellowship is described in greater detail at www.creeclaw.org/fellowship. Also, please visit our website, creeclaw.org for more information about our work. If you have any questions, you may contact Co-Executive Director Amy Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org.