Philanthropy Now podcast: Defending civil rights with Vanita Gupta

Vanita Gupta is President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights coalition.

In this episode, SVCF’s Senior Vice President of Public Policy, Gina Dalma, speaks with Gupta about her work advancing criminal justice reform, prosecuting hate crimes and human trafficking, defending voting rights, combating discrimination and more. They also discuss philanthropy's role in protecting civil rights for all.

In our Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and we look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems.

Vanita Gupta and Gina Dalma
Vanita Gupta, President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights,
and Gina Dalma, Senior Vice President of Public Policy at SVCF.

 

What you will learn:

  • How Gupta’s upbringing as a child of immigrants influenced her career path.
  • Current attacks against human rights and what we can do to be activists and protect those rights.
  • The importance of a fair and independent judiciary.
  • The link between an accurate census and civil rights, and where the census fits into Gupta’s priorities for 2020.

 

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