On Thursday, November 17, 2022, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will release its report, Contemporary Civil Rights Challenges: A View from the State Advisory Committees. The report examines the work of the Commission’s 56 Advisory Committees, capturing data on persistent civil rights issues; identifying emerging ones; and capturing how perspectives differ cross the United States.
This 2022 Advisory Committee report was conducted to help shape a national conversation on current and future civil rights issues and identify civil rights priorities for the Commission, which may be helpful to policymakers, researchers, advocates, and other stakeholders. Moreover, this analysis sought to examine the breadth and depth of the qualitative landscape of work the Committees have amassed and will allow for insights on potential civil rights topics in the coming years.
Advisory Committees advise the Commission on civil rights issues impacting their respective state, district, or territory. The Committees also advance civil rights through research and analysis on issues concerning the federal government and the public. The Advisory Committees are unique to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, as no other federal agency has committees stationed in every state and territory. These committees allow the Commission’s reports to be informed by diverse perspectives and support the Commission’s contribution to the national civil rights landscape.
The report will be available in full on the Commission’s website at 10 am on November 17, 2022, at https://www.usccr.gov/reports/briefing-reports.