Board of Trustees

The Center for Constitutional Rights 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 the Center for Constitutional Rights 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.

Organizer and educator

Amanda Alexander

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

Alejandra Ancheita

Alejandra Ancheita, founder and Executive Director of the Mexico City-based NGO ProDESC (The Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Project)

Colette Pichon Battle

Vision and Initiatives Partner for Taproot Earth

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Activist, writer, and strategist

Rosemary R. Corbett

Faculty Fellow, Bard Prison Initiative

Lisa Crooms-Robinson

Professor of Law, Howard University

Noura Erakat

Associate Professor of Africana Studies and the Program of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University

Marjorie Fine

Grantmaking Consultant 

Justin Hansford

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

Leila Hessini

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

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

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Chief Strategist at Higher Ground Change Strategies

Last modified 

February 6, 2024