Community Partnerships and Development Director, Sugar Law Center for Economic & Social Justice
Rashida Tlaib is the community partnerships and development director at the Sugar Law Center for Economic & Social Justice and manager of the Campaign to Take on Hate, a racial justice movement to prevent the increase of hate crimes. A former state representative, Tlaib was the first Muslim woman elected to the Michigan Legislature. While in office, she focused on shaping legislation on numerous social justice issues and the creation of a neighborhood service center, which provided direct advocacy on issues and anti-poverty services for residents. She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from Wayne State University and a law degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School.