HRC Alabama Announces Promotion of Eva Kendrick to State Director

by Nick Morrow

Kendrick has been the state manager for the organization’s work in Alabama for a year and previously served as a faith organizer.

Today, the Human Rights Campaign announced that Eva Kendrick has been promoted to the role of state director for HRC Alabama. Kendrick has been the state manager for the organization’s work in Alabama for a year and previously served as a faith organizer.

Since the early days of Project One America, Eva has been integral part of our team that focuses on expanding LGBTQ equality in the South,” said Ben Needham, director of the Human Rights Campaign’s Project One America. “Eva’s hard work and dedication have made the lives of LGBTQ Alabamians demonstrably better in three short years, and I look forward to seeing her flourish in this new role, and to watch her continue to work toward fairness and equality for all in Alabama.”

"Serving as the Human Rights Campaign’s Alabama faith organizer and state manager over the last two years has been a privilege,” said Eva Kendrick, state director for the Human Rights Campaign, Alabama. “I look forward to stepping into the State Director role and continue working toward our goal of achieving full legal equality for LGBTQ Alabamians. It's a gift to wake up every day and go to work for the Human Rights Campaign in my home state of Alabama."

Eva Kendrick joined the HRC staff as the organization’s Alabama faith organizer in 2014. Kendrick leads the state staff in their work to achieve full legal equality for LGBTQ Alabamians, while changing institutions -- and hearts and minds -- through engagement with corporate and healthcare partners, faith outreach, and community development.

Kendrick holds an MA in Southern Studies from the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss. and a BA in Southern Studies from Mercer University in Macon, Ga. Her research interests include twentieth-century social history, religious history, and social movements. Kendrick lives in Birmingham, Ala. with her wife, Kathryn Kendrick.

In 2014, HRC launched Project One America, an initiative geared towards advancing social, institutional and legal equality in Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi. HRC Alabama continues to work to advance equality for LGBTQ Alabamians who have no statewide protections in housing, workplace, or public accommodations, or legal state recognition for their relationships and families. Through HRC Alabama, we are working toward a future of fairness every day—changing hearts, minds and laws toward achieving full equality.