for Public Affairs
Lee Hudson was named Deputy Commissioner of Public Affairs
at the New York City Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) in February
2002. Her responsibilities include the development and implementation
of the Commission’s community relations policies and programs
to cultivate a mutual understanding and respect among the City’s
many diverse communities.
Hudson oversees the Commission’s 5 borough-based Community
Service Centers and their outreach programs: Equal Access, Immigrant
Employment Rights Education, Mortgage and Pre-Purchase Counseling,
Community Mediation and Conflict Resolution, the Training Institute
and the HIV/Prison Project.
to joining CCHR, Dr. Hudson was the Director of the Community Relations
Bureau for the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. There,
she developed and coordinated crime prevention and intervention
programs throughout Brooklyn.
Hudson previously served as the Director of Communications for the
State Division of Housing and Community Renewal. Prior to that she
served six years as an assistant to Mayor Koch, where she advised
him on numerous community-related issues and developed and managed
community service programs through the Mayor’s Ethnic Advisory
Council and the Mayor’s Office for the Lesbian and Gay Community.
received a Ph.D. from the University of Texas-Austin, M.A. from
the University of Illinois-Urbana and B.A. from the University of
Texas-Austin; all three interdisciplinary degrees were in Communications
and English. She has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in
American literature and performance studies at the major state universities
of Arizona, North Dakota, Illinois and Texas.
Hudson resides in Brooklyn.