This year’s conference includes a special focus on Racial Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion Programming. Workshops that will address this overarching theme include [RJ] after the session title.
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Caren Short

Economic Justice Project, Southern Poverty Law Center
Staff Attorney
Montgomery AL
Caren E. Short is a staff attorney in the Economic Justice Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center. She works to dismantle systems that target and exploit people and communities - particularly communities of color - based on their economic status. Caren has also represented immigrant children in education matters across the Deep South and investigated conditions faced by youth and adults in Alabama’s jails and prisons. Caren previously worked as an Assistant Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc., and as a staff attorney in the Voter Protection Program of Advancement Project (Washington, D.C.). Caren clerked for the Honorable Robert J. Cordy at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. She graduated magna cum laude from Howard University School of Law and received her B.A. in Political Science from Purdue University.