Saturday 15 June

Alice L. Brown, the head of Sojourner, Tubman, Wells & Co. Consulting, is an attorney with extensive experience in social justice philanthropy and public interest litigation and advocacy. Early in her career as a litigator and advocate at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, her work and publications addressed the legal aspects of housing conditions and environmental degradation in African American communities. Later she served in leadership positions at the Ford Foundation, as a programme officer, Deputy Representative and then as the Foundation’s Representative for the Office for Southern Africa based in Johannesburg.

Ms Brown has been a Visiting Adjunct Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand School of Law, a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Law School Human Rights Program, and a Visiting Fellow at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. In addition to her work with SECTION27, Ms Brown is a trustee of the Nelson Mandela Foundation and an independent expert and member of the Constitutionalism Fund Committee, a South African philanthropic fund that supports social justice organisations and their sustainability.