Civil Rights Leader Wade Henderson to Keynote ADC Luncheon
President of Leadership Conference on Civil Rights to Deliver 2012 Convention Luncheon Address

Washington, DC | www.adc.org | June 6, 2012 -- The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is proud to announce that national civil rights leader Wade Henderson will be delivering the afternoon keynote address during the luncheon hosted by the ADC Women's Initiative during the ADC National Convention in Washington DC on Saturday, June 23, 2012. During his address, Mr. Henderson will give convention attendees an overview of key civil rights issues at stake during the upcoming November 2012 elections.

Mr. Wade Henderson is the president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund. Mr. Henderson is also the Joseph L. Rauh, Jr., Professor of Public Interest Law at the David A. Clarke School of Law at University of the District of Columbia. He is well-known nationwide for his longtime expertise on a wide range of civil rights, civil liberties, and human rights issues, and is the author of numerous articles on civil rights and public policy issues. Since taking the helm of The Leadership Conference in June 1996, Mr. Henderson has worked diligently to address emerging policy issues of concern to the civil and human rights community and to strengthen the effectiveness of the coalition. Under his stewardship, The Leadership Conference has become one of the nation's most effective advocates for civil and human rights.

"We are extremely proud and honored to have national civil rights leader Wade Henderson deliver a keynote luncheon address during our 2012 Convention to help encourage minority political participation in the upcoming elections," said ADC President Warren David. "During his stellar legal career, Wade Henderson has worked at some of the most respected civil rights organizations in the country, including the NAACP and ACLU, where he was at the forefront of protecting the civil rights of all Americans, regardless of race, religion, nationality or socioeconomic status."