A Journey to Collective Liberation: EJS Judge Motley Civil Rights Fellow Yoana Tchoukleva

Equal Justice Society

A Journey to Collective Liberation EJS Judge Motley Civil Rights Fellow Yoana Tchoukleva From Left to Right: Yoana Tchoukleva, Chris Bridges, Lisa Holder, Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove, and Kimberly Papillon.

In June 2018, Elizabeth J. Cabraser provided a generous gift allowing the Equal Justice Society to reactivate its Judge Constance Baker Motley Civil Rights Fellowship. Ms. Cabraser, who funded the 2001 conference that led to the founding of EJS, pledged to fund the fellowship for five years.

EJS established the Judge Constance Baker Motley Civil Rights Fellowship in 2006 to nurture the talents of a new generation of progressive lawyers to transform anti-discrimination law and policy. Judge Motley (September 14, 1921-September 28, 2005) was the first African American woman to serve on the federal bench and the first African American woman to serve as chief judge.

EJS selected Yoana Tchoukleva (formerly “Ioana”) as its 2018-2020 Motley Fellow. Yoana is an attorney, restorative justice practitioner, and organizer devoted to community-led initiatives for justice. She is…

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