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Fanna Gamal

2016, Equal Justice Works Fellowships, Fanna Gamal

Fanna Gamal

Name of Host Organization: East Bay Community Law Center
City, State: Berkeley, California
Issue area: Children/Youth
Sponsors: Arnold & Porter

The Project

Challenge the collateral consequences of school expulsions in Berkeley and Oakland through holistic individual advocacy and local policy reform.

The Inspiration

Need Addressed By Project
Each year, hundreds of black and Latino students in Alameda County are referred for expulsion. Even if they are not ultimately expelled, a mere expulsion referral ignites a number of consequences that set youth on a dangerous trajectory. Through direct representation and local policy advocacy, this project works to protect the education and due process rights of students facing expulsion.
The Right Person For This Project
Fanna is the right person for the project because:
• Throughout law school, she worked to protect the education rights of vulnerable students through direct representation, policy work, and impact litigation
• Prior to law school, she helped organize education, civil rights and racial justice campaigns at a national level
• As a native of the Bay Area, Fanna believes strongly in community-led organizing and advocacy