Arusha Gordon serves as Counsel on the Voting Rights Project and the Stop Hate Project. Her work largely focuses on ensuring equal voting rights and responding to hate crimes by working with local community leaders and using a wide range of tools. These range from public education, to advocating for policy change, to litigation. Arusha joined the Lawyers’ Committee as a legal fellow in 2013, with a focus on employment, education and housing.
Arusha was a 2009-2010 Fulbright scholar in Egypt and at United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, where her research focused on gender issues and civic participation. Before joining the Lawyers’ Committee, she worked at the Women’s Rights Project of the ACLU and served as the Early Vote Director for the 2012 Obama campaign in Ohio and New Media Director for the Obama campaign in Virginia in 2008.
Arusha is a graduate of Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) and Wesleyan University. She writes and speaks on issues relating to implicit bias and the law. She has published in the Michigan Journal of Race and Law, the African Executive, The Root, and other publications.
- Barriers to the Ballot Box: Implicit Bias and Voting Rights in the 21st Century, MICH. J. RACE & LAW ___ (forthcoming 2015) (with Ezra Rosenberg).
- “Fighting the Unconscious: Moving Courts to Recognize Implicit Bias,” Harvard Law & Policy Review at https://journals.law.harvard.edu/hlpr/2015/04/fighting-the-unconscious-moving-courts-to-recognize-implicit-bias/ (Apr. 10, 2015).