The Ralph Johns Civil Rights Award is named after Ralph Johns, an unsung civil rights activist, vocal advocate and supporter of the “Greensboro Four.” A Syrian American, Mr. Johns was a tireless defender of civil rights for all Americans and risked his own life and safety in pursuit of these goals. The reward is given out to a civil rights leader who embodies Mr. Johns’ life work and works tirelessly for the civil rights of all people.
The Ralph Johns Civil Rights Award will be presented at the Civil Rights Luncheon, which will be held on Saturday October 1, 2016 from 12:30 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. This year’s convention is hosted at the Wardman Park Marriott in Washington, D.C. For additional information about the Convention, go to Convention.adc.org
Jumana Musa is a human rights attorney and racial justice activist. She is currently the Sr. Privacy and National Security Counsel for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Prior to joining NACDL, Ms. Musa served as a policy consultant for the Southern Border Communities Coalition, a coalition of over 60 groups across the southwest that address militarization and brutality by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in border communities. Previously, she served as Deputy Director for the Rights Working Group, a national coalition of civil rights, civil liberties, human rights, and immigrant rights advocates where she coordinated the “Face the Truth” campaign against racial profiling. She was also the Advocacy Director for Domestic Human Rights and International Justice at Amnesty International USA, where she addressed the domestic and international impact of U.S. counterterrorism efforts on human rights. She was one of the first human rights attorneys allowed to travel to the naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and served as Amnesty International’s legal observer at military commission proceedings on the base.
Ms. Musa has also worked as a policy attorney for the National Network to End Domestic Violence and handled international relations and immigration issues as a fellow in the office of Congressman Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. As an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, she taught the course “Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa.” Ms. Musa holds a BA in International Relations from Brown University and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center.
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Marriott Wardman Park Hotel – Washington, DC
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