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The National Black Justice Coalition announced on Monday that Sharon Lettman would serve as the group's new executive director.
NBJC is the only nationwide black LGBT civil rights organization dedicated to eradicating racism and homophobia.
Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign, expressed excitement at seeing Lettman take leadership. "I am thrilled to welcome Sharon as the new executive director of the NBJC," said Solmonese, according to a press release by NBJC. "Sharon's long history working to build bridges between a diverse group of communities will be a skill set that will make our movement stronger. Sharon Lettman is the right person to help all of us realize that we are stronger together than we are divided."
Lettman comes to NBJC after eight years at People for the American Way (PFAW) and People for the American Way Foundation (PFAWF). Most recently, she served as executive vice president of leadership programs and external affairs at PFAW and PFAWF in Washington, D.C.
Lettman also serves on the board of directors for the National Stonewall Democrats and on the advisory council of Progressive Majority's Racial Justice Campaign.