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Title: Executive Director, Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice
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Dimple Abichandani is the Executive Director of the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice at UC Berkeley Law School. Prior to joining Berkeley Law, Abichandani worked on racial justice and challenging post-9/11 discrimination as a program officer at the Proteus Fund for five years where she managed the Security & Rights Collaborative (SRC) a donor collaborative aimed at restoring civil rights and liberties that have been eroded in the name of national security. Abichandani’s accomplishments at the SRC include designing an innovative approach funding collaborative communications work that has been the subject of several reports and articles and a model for other social justice fields. Between 2003-2008, Abichandani worked at Legal Services NYC, first as a staff attorney and later as the Director of Program Development at Legal Services NYC, a role in which she created impact-oriented advocacy projects to address the civil legal needs of low-income communities, with a focus on immigrants’ rights. Abichandani founded the Language Access Project to ensure access to justice for limited English proficient individuals, and developed a low-wage workers rights project. She currently serves on the board of Forward Together, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Asian Law Caucus and served for six years as a Board Member for the Third Wave Foundation. Abichandani earned a JD at Northeastern University School of Law in 2002, and a BA in English with Honors at the University of Texas at Austin.
B.A., University of Texas
J.D., Northeastern University School of Law (2002)
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