The UVA recognizes the accomplishments of champions dedicated to strengthening urban communities by promoting economic success and stability for Baltimore’s and our nation’s most underserved families.
2018 Urban Visionary Award Honoree
President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Join us in celebrating Sherrilyn Ifill, the seventh President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., for her contributions to human rights advocacy and social justice in the United States and in her adopted home town of Baltimore City. As a former law professor, legal scholar, public intellectual, published author, and successful litigator, Sherrilyn is a once in a life-time leader.