Sakira Cook, Esq.
Sakira Cook Esq. is a Counsel in the public policy department of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund. The Leadership Conference is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States.
At The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund, Ms. Cook facilitates the development of a federal policy agenda on reform of the criminal justice system for a broad coalition of civil and human rights groups and monitors and analyzes current federal civil rights issues and legislation in several areas, law enforcement reform and accountability, sentencing and prison reform, and reentry. She is also engaged in human rights issues, including promoting the U.S. ratification of CEDAW and the monitoring and implementation of U.S. human rights commitments under CERD and ICCPR.
Prior to joining The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund, Ms. Cook served as a Legal Fellow at the Open Society Policy Center, focusing on criminal, civil and racial justice reform. Ms. Cook attended Howard University where she earned a B.A. in International Business and Management, and Wayne State University Law School where she earned her J.D.