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Anequa Campbell

2013, AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships, Anequa Campbell

Anequa Campbell

Name of Host Organization: Inner City Law Center
City, State: Los Angeles, California
Issue area: Veterans' Rights

The Project

Inner City Law Center's Homeless Veterans Project is dedicated to serving homeless and marginalized populations of veterans. Project attorneys developed expertise in working with survivors of sexual trauma and in helping homeless women veterans with their VA benefits claims, discharge upgrades, low level ticket clearing, and expungements. We also engage in preventative work by providing legal service to female veterans at risk of homelessness.

The Inspiration

Why Is This Project Important?
Minoring in Women’s and Gender Studies in college gave me a real understanding of how inequality manifests itself in marginalized communities. I developed a passion to affect positive change by helping our society’s most vulnerable populations exercise their rights and advocate for themselves effectively.

Biography

Hometown:

Copiague, NY via St. Mary, Jamaica

Law school:

Surviving law school:

Take advantage of opportunities to participate in clinics, internships and externships. These opportunities will give you a tangible sense of how law and policy affect people’s lives.

Recommended books:

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin; Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Adichie; Outlier by Malcolm Gladwell; This Bridge Called My Back by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldύa and Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat

Words to live by:

“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” Audre Lorde