Lessons from the Table: Civil Rights, Technology, and Privacy
The Table began with four civil rights organizations and six organizations that were focused on media justice and/or public interest technology—and grew to include more than 30 organizations. The Leadership Conference Education Fund (referred to here as the Leadership Conference), the research and education arm of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a 200-member civil and human rights coalition, provided facilitation and hosting for the Table’s monthly meetings in Washington, D.C. We selected The Leadership Conference because of their well-established track record of facilitating coalitions funded by Ford and others, and their focus on building relationships and shared understanding. Moreover, all the legacy civil rights groups at the Table already belonged to The Leadership Conference.
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