Skyler Williams

The Project

Skyler’s (she/her/hers) project will focus on disaster-related advocacy and litigation. As the fellow for Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, her goal is to help limit wrongful evictions, educate the community about legal services and the need thereof, and provide long-term solutions to issues plaguing our communities.

Skyler’s project focuses on providing sustainable housing and preventing evictions. Due to COVID-19, Louisiana is facing an eviction crisis. As a hurricane-prone area, Skyler’s project also focuses on overall housing issues and ensuring citizens are aware of their rights.

Skyler pursued public interest work because she wanted to be able to make a difference and educate her community. Skyler is the right fit for a Disaster Resiliece Program Fellowship because she is resilient, resourceful, and has a passion for people.

The Inspiration

The Project

Christina Brown is an Equal Justice Works Fellow serving in the Disaster Recovery Legal Corps (DRLC). Christina is dedicated to protecting and advocating for the rights of vulnerable communities. She has experience representing clients in various civil legal matters including workers’ compensation, personal injury, and products liability claims. Christina is a 2013 graduate of the Southern University Law Center. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Christina’s project addresses the holistic legal needs of low-income individuals and households affected by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, focusing on serving populations in the coastal counties of Texas. She provides outreach and legal services on matters including housing, insurance, public benefits, FEMA appeals, and other legal problems that arise in the wake of a disaster.

Media

Picking up the Pieces after Hurricane Harvey