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.

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

Lumumba Akinwole-Bandele
Senior Community Organizer, LDF
Adjunct Lecturer, Lehman College

Laila Al-Arian
Writer and Journalist

Colette Pichon Battle
Executive Director, US Human Rights Network

Judith Butler
Maxine Elliot Professor at the University of California, Berkeley

Elizabeth Castelli
Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Religion, Barnard College

Rosemary Corbett, Secretary
Faculty Fellow, Bard Prison Initiative

Lisa Crooms-Robinson
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, Howard University

Michelle DePass
Dean and Tishman Professor for Environment and Sustainability, Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy

Jean Entine
Retired from a career in social justice organizing and administration. Recently served on the Board of Jewish Voice for Peace, United for a Fair Economy, Grassroots International, and Algebra Project.

Katherine Franke, Chair
Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Columbia Law School 
Director, Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, Columbia Law School

Leila Hessini, Vice Chair
Vice President, Programs at Global Fund for Women

Nsombi Lambright
Director of Communications and Development, One Voice Mississippi

Monami Maulik
International Advocate on Gender and Migration
Founder, DRUM

Gay J. McDougall
Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence
Leitner Center for International Law and Justice
Fordham University School of Law


Michael Ratner (1943 - 2016)
President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights



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September 26, 2017