Lecia Brooks

Outreach Director

Lecia Brooks is the Outreach Director at the Southern Poverty Law Center, where she travels across the U.S. and abroad to counter hate and extremism and promote the celebration of difference. She leads the Center's vital outreach initiatives advance social justice. Lecia also serves as director of the Civil Rights Memorial Center in Montgomery, Alabama, an interpretive center designed to provide visitors to the Civil Rights Memorial with a deeper understanding of the civil rights movement. Joining the SPLC In 2004, she revitalized the Teaching Tolerance "Mix It Up at Lunch Day" program, which strives to break down racial, cultural, and social barriers in schools.

She has nearly a decade of experience in diversity advocacy training for corporations and nonprofit organizations, including Walmart, Lyft, Prism Health of North Texas, and the Salzburg Seminar, and the Newark Public Library. She has a degree in political science from Loyola Marymount University and an elementary education certificate from National University in Los Angeles, California.

Watch Lecia Brooks discuss a proposal for a "white student union" at Towson University.

Read Lecia Brook's interview with the Salzburg Global Seminar.