Widely recognized as one of America’s leading civil rights attorneys, Vanita Gupta is currently the Deputy Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Director of the organization’s Center for Justice. Prior to joining the ACLU, she was an attorney at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, where she successfully led the effort to overturn wrongful drug convictions of 38 defendants in Tulia, Texas. More recently, Gupta secured a landmark settlement on behalf of immigrant children detained at a medium security prison in Texas. She will speak about criminal justice in the United States, the ACLU’s national campaign to end mass incarceration, the intersection between criminal justice and immigration detention, and her experiences as a South Asian American civil rights attorney.
Indian food will be served.