|U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch at NCCU School of Law Moot Court|
|Participants applaud U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch during the civil rights roundtable meeting.|
|Pictured L to R: NCCU Chancellor Debra Saunders-White, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Dean Phyliss Craig-Taylor, NCCU School of Law and U.S. Rep. G. K. Butterfield|
Published: Thursday, July 02, 2015
U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch hosted a civil rights roundtable meeting at North Carolina Central University School of Law to address the current issues facing citizens. The topics discussed included human trafficking, hate crimes, voting rights, school safety and community-police relations.
“It is truly an honor and pleasure to host this important conversation with our 83rd U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch,“ said Chancellor Debra Saunders-White. “Holding a conversation on civil rights here at North Carolina Central University School of Law has profound significance as NCCU has nurtured some of the greatest civil rights advocates and champions for justice.”
During the two-hour event, Lynch discussed various civil rights matters with Triangle area leaders from education, religion, law enforcement and community activists. She also acknowledged that recent events in the South have evoked painful memories of the past and emphasized her commitment to pursuing justice against hate crimes and civil rights abuses.
“While we cannot guarantee the absence of hate, we can guarantee the presence of justice. We can do that,” said Lynch. “I am committed as attorney general to making good on that guarantee.”
Participants from NCCU were: Chancellor Debra Saunders-White, Dean Phyliss Craig-Taylor and Professor Irving Joyner, North Carolina Central School of Law. For a full list, visit the U.S. Department of Justice website here.
Lynch, the first African-American woman to lead the U.S. Justice Department was sworn in on April 27, 2015. She is a Durham, N.C. native.