Constance Rice


Connie Rice is renowned for her unconventional approaches to tackling problems of inequity and exclusion. She is the author of Power Concedes Nothing: The Unfinished Fight for Social Justice in America, a memoir about her call to action for civil rights. Rice has received more than fifty major awards for her leadership of diverse coalitions, and her non-traditional approaches to litigating major cases involving police misconduct, employment discrimination and fair public resource allocation. She successfully co-litigated class-action, civil rights cases winning more than $1.6 billion in policy changes and remedies during her nine year tenure in the Los Angeles office of the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF). One of the founders of The Advancement Project, Rice is a graduate of Harvard College and the New York University School of Law. 

Festival Years: 2002