Allison-RiggsAllison Riggs, Staff Attorney, Southern Coalition for Social Justice

Allison Riggs is a staff attorney for the Southern Coalition for Social Justice. Allison grew up in Morgantown, West Virginia and received her undergraduate and graduate education from the University of Florida. In her interview, she discusses her current work on voting rights, her primary point of focus at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice. Last year, as the Supreme Court overturned Section 5 of the Civil Rights Act of 1965, Riggs worked tirelessly to defend Voting Rights in North Carolina by opposing Voter ID laws and redistricting that would marginalize many voters. She also discusses other problematic discriminatory occurrences in North Carolina, such as police discrimination and profiling, and the subsequent collateral damages that occur from these practices.

 

 

The entire interview is available in the Duke Human Rights Archive.