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Rashida Tlaib, Sugar Law Center
Community Partnerships & Development Director 
Take on Hate: Silence is Not an Option

February 10, 2017

Rashida Tlaib was the first Muslim woman elected to the Michigan Legislature. Politically, her legacy is largely her accomplishments fighting budget battles and shaping legislation on numerous social justice issues. For Rashida’s constituents, her legacy centers on her creation of a neighborhood service center, which provided direct advocacy on issues and anti-poverty services to thousands of people.  


Currently, she is the Community Partnerships & Development Director at the Sugar Law Center for Economic & Social Justice and advisor to the Campaign to Take on Hate, a racial justice movement to prevent the increase of hate crimes.


The first to attend college in her family, Rashida received her bachelor's in political science from Wayne State University and her law degree from Thomas Cooley Law School. She lives in Southwest Detroit with her family.

February 17, 2017

Program - 
Stephanie Chang, Member, Michigan House of Representatives 
Legislative Update
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