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About Tracie Washington
Tracie L. Washington is a very proud native New Orleanian (Mercy Academy ’81), with deep roots in Louisiana. Tracie graduated in 1985 from Carleton College, and was the recipient of a Title IX Fellowship at Drake University, where in 1986 she was awarded a Master of Public Administration degree and elected to Pi Alpha Alpha. She moved to Austin, Texas and in 1989 Tracie received her juris doctor from The University of Texas School of Law.

For over 20 years Tracie has maintained a general civil practice concentrated in education law, civil rights, and labor and employment law, including both traditional labor-management relations and counseling and litigation in connection with disputes between employers and individuals in the non-union setting. She has served as General Counsel to the Austin, Texas transit system – Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and to the New Orleans Public Schools system. Read More
Tulane Students
Tracie serves as Co-Director of Louisiana Justice Institute (LJI), a nonprofit human rights organization and law firm devoted to fostering social justice campaigns across Louisiana, concentrating in the Gulf Coast region (www.LouisianaJusticeInstitute.org). LJIworks within communities, amongst residents, the public sector, business, and civil society, serving as a catalyst for change through empowerment and consensus. In the past four years, LJI has convened meetings of stakeholders to develop solutions concerning race and inequity in redevelopment, public education of special needs students, public housing residents and, most recently, forums of healthcare reform and economic development. In December 2009, LJI convened NOLA Kitchen Table, a diverse coalition whose mission is to identify the critical issues and opportunities facing New Orleans, and create for distribution report (the Blueprint) of specific recommendations for the future of the city. Read More
Tracie with Beverly McKenna
Tracie and Norman Francis
Tracie at BESE
Tracie with Jordan Flaherty at Floodlines release party

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