Chinyere Ezie is a Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, where she advocates for racial justice, gender justice, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI) rights, and challenges governmental abuses of power. She is also the originator of #BoycottPrada, a viral campaign challenging racism in the fashion industry that led to a landmark settlement with luxury fashion house Prada. Prior to joining the Center for Constitutional Rights, Chinyere worked at the Southern Poverty Law Center where she brought cases defending the rights of LGBTQI Southerners. She also served as a Trial Attorney at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where she litigated employment discrimination cases and secured a $5.1 million jury verdict and historic injunction on behalf of workers who were subjected to religious harassment. Chinyere is a William J. Fulbright Scholar and a graduate of Yale University and Columbia Law School, where she was an Alexander Hamilton Scholar and served as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Gender and Law. She was also named one of the nation’s Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40. Chinyere is a frequent speaker at law conferences and her advocacy has been reported on by the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, NBC, and NPR, among others.
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