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Elizabeth Sullivan
Elizabeth Sullivan is the Education Program Director at the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI). Ms. Sullivan works with parents and advocates to promote policy change in public education to guarantee students’ right to dignity and a quality education. She carries out research projects to document human rights violations in U.S. public schools and provides trainings to parents, youth and organizers about how to incorporate human rights standards and strategies into their advocacy. She recently authored the report Deprived of Dignity: Degrading Treatment and Abusive Discipline in New York City and Los Angeles Public Schools. She has worked as a consultant with Human Rights Education Associates and as Project Coordinator at the Center for Economic and Social Rights, where she authored the report Civil Society and School Accountability: A Human Rights Approach to Parent and Community Participation in NYC Schools. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University.