Abre’ Conner is a native of Lakeland, Florida and currently employed as a staff attorney with the ACLU Foundation of Northern California, where she advocates for the civil rights and liberties of people in the Central Valley and Northern California. She also teaches Education Law at the University of California- Davis.
In addition to litigating civil rights and liberties cases, she currently leads the statewide data collection campaign housed within Nor Cal’s racial and economic justice program regarding COVID-19 related public health data collection and accountability. She regularly represents activists, organizers, and journalists to ensure they can exercise their free speech rights. She also successfully represented a coalition for administrative advocacy to help ban a pesticide near schools, authored a state-wide report for advocates to push for better funding allocations for high-need students, and led successful advocacy to remove a discriminatory voting system.
Previously, Abre’ worked at the Center on Race, Poverty, and the Environment, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, and on Capitol Hill. She was also an associate in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel in 2012.
A graduate of American University, Washington College of Law and the University of Florida, she has been named a top 40 under 40 Nation’s Best Advocate by the National Bar Association, top 100 leader by Fresno Black Chamber of Commerce, Community Champion by Fresno Building Healthy Communities, NBA YLD Chairman Award recipient, and featured in Zeta Phi Beta’s national magazine, New York Times’ The Daily, and Cosmopolitan Magazine.
She is the Founder of Together Restoring Economic Empowerment, Sacramento Regional Coalition to End Homelessness board member, and Northern California Social Action Coordinator for Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, and a Trifecta recipient for Spartan races.