Board of Trustees

CCR’s Board is made up of some of the country’s leading progressives, from lawyers and longtime activists, to human rights pioneers and academics. Many began their association with CCR as volunteers, interns, staff attorneys, movement allies, co-counsel, and advisors, and they contribute to our vision and our effectiveness through their expertise, passion, and commitment to social justice.

Treasurer

Senior Activist Fellow, Barnard Center for Research on Women; Director of Strategic Collaborations, Griot Circle; Executive Director, Emeritus, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

Amna Akbar

Associate Professor of Law, Ohio State University

Organizer and educator

Laila Al-Arian

Writer and Journalist

Amanda Alexander

Founding Executive Director of the Detroit Justice Center and a Senior Research Scholar at University of Michigan Law School

Colette Pichon Battle

Executive Director of the Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy (GCCLP)

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Activist, writer, and strategist

Rosemary R. Corbett
Secretary

Faculty Fellow, Bard Prison Initiative

Lisa Crooms-Robinson
Co-Chair

Professor of Law, Howard University

Marjorie Fine

Grantmaking Consultant 

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Founder of the Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice (CREEJ), Rural Development Manager for Equal Justice Initiative, Senior Fellow for the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary, and Vice Chair of the Biden administration’s White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council

Justin Hansford

Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center

Leila Hessini
Co-Chair

Vice President, Programs at Global Fund for Women

Meena Jagannath

Director of Global Programs at Movement Law Lab

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Assistant Vice Provost for the Humanities and Executive Director of the “Tech for Humanity” initiative at Virginia Tech

Rukia Lumumba

Transformative justice strategist

Gay McDougall

Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence, Leitner Center for International Law and Justice, Fordham University School of Law

Jumana Musa

Director of the Fourth Amendment Center, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Professor of Law at Loyola Law School, co-author with Kimberle Crenshaw and Jyoti Nanda of Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected

Executive Director, Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law

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Chief Strategist at Higher Ground Change Strategies

Last modified 

May 10, 2018