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Atlanta Civil Rights Center Names New Director

The Atlanta Constitution reports that Atlanta’s Center for Civil and Human Rights has named Jill Savitt as its new chief executive officer. Savitt is currently acting director of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. She has 20 years of experience as a human rights advocate. Savitt graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University in 1990 and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

The mission of Atlanta’s National Center for Civil and Human Rights is to connect the American civil rights movement to the global struggle for human rights. It seeks to create a safe space for visitors to explore the fundamental rights of all human beings so that they leave inspired and empowered to join the ongoing dialogue about human rights in their communities.” The Center also produces a podcast called Rights Not Reserved.” It discusses activism, history, and today’s human rights issues. The podcast is available on iTunes.

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