African American Policy Forum

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The African American Policy Forum (AAPF) is a not-for-profit organization that was founded in 1996,[1] as a media-monitoring think tank and information clearing house focused on issues of gender and diversity.[2] It seeks to build bridges between scholarly research and public discourse in order to address inequality and discrimination.[3]

The AAPF was co-founded by Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, a law professor at Columbia University and the University of California at Los Angeles,[2][4] and Luke Harris, Chair of the Political Science Department at Vassar College.[5] Crenshaw is the AAPF's Executive Director;[2] the Chairman of its Board of Directors is George Lipsitz.[6]

The AAPF's projects include an Affirmative Action Research and Policy Consortium and a Multiracial Literacy and Leadership Initiative.[7] In 2007, it organized a ten-day international workshop, "Globalizing Affirmative Action", which was attended by twenty-five scholars and advocates representing five countries.[8]


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