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Talila A. Lewis

Talila A. Lewis is an attorney, organizer and educator who helps people understand the inextricable links between racism, classism, ableism and structural inequity. Lewis’s advocacy primarily focuses on ending all forms of violence against multiply-marginalized people, especially those affected by institutionalization and incarceration. As such, Lewis created the only national database of deaf/blind imprisoned people in the U.S. and works to correct and prevent deaf wrongful conviction cases as the volunteer director of HEARD. Lewis co-created the Harriet Tubman Collective and has served as a visiting professor at Rochester Institute of Technology and as a public interest law lecturer at Northeastern University School of Law. Follow Talila on Twitter: @talilalewis.