The Activist Files

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The Activist Files is a podcast by the Center for Constitutional Rights where we feature the stories of people on the front lines fighting for justice, including activists, lawyers, and artists. We interview movement partners, our clients, and people using storytelling to create change, and look to highlight lesser known aspects of the work. Listen to our latest episode!

Episode 1 - Fighting ICE’s State Repression: Interview with Ravi Ragbir and Amy Gottlieb

On our first episode, we talk with immigrant-rights activist Ravi Ragbir and his partner Amy Gottlieb, about not only their current organizing to stop Ravi’s deportation, but how they stay centered and support each other. Ravi is the Executive Director of the New Sanctuary Coalition, and Amy is an Associate Regional Director for the American Friends Service Committee. Ravi has been fighting his own deportation order since 2006, and was recently detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement following a regularly scheduled check-in. To find out more about what you can do to support Ravi and immigrant rights generally, please visit and

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Last modified 

April 20, 2018