User Profile for Connie Rice (crice)
Bio: Connie Rice is renowned for her unconventional approaches to tackling inequity and exclusion. She has received more than 50 major awards, including the 2001 Peace Prize from the California Wellness Foundation and the 2002 John Anson Ford Humanitarian Award from Los Angeles County. She has 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. In 1999 and 2000 California Law Business named her one of California's top 10 most influential lawyers. In 2006, Los Angeles Times West Magazine named Rice one of the 100 most powerful people in Southern California, and Pasadena Weekly placed Rice first in their listing of most powerful women. She serves on the boards of the Public Policy Institute of California and public radio station KPCC.
Joined: May 17 '07
Last login: Jun 12 '07