Arusha GordonAssociate Director of the James Byrd Jr. Center to Stop Hate
Arusha Gordon is Associate Director of the James Byrd Jr. Center to Stop Hate, where she leads the Committee’s efforts to combat hate crimes and hate incidents, support communities and individuals targeted for hate, and challenge white supremacy using litigation and other legal advocacy.
Arusha previously worked with the Committee’s Voting Rights Project where she litigated cases in both federal and state courts. She has also served as an adjunct professor and taught classes on public interest lawyering and civil rights at Howard Law and Washington College of Law (American University).
Previously, Arusha was a 2009-2010 Fulbright scholar in Egypt and at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, where her research focused on gender issues and civic participation. Arusha is a graduate of Berkeley Law and Wesleyan University.