Lambda Legal Welcomes Garner Fellow Aisha Davis to Midwest Regional Office

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July 28, 2015

(Chicago, IL, July 28, 2015) —Lambda Legal’s Midwest Regional Office welcomed Aisha Davis as Lambda Legal’s new Tyron Garner Memorial Fellow. Davis is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law and most recently served as Law Clerk for the Family Court of the State of Delaware for Chief Judge Chandlee Johnson Kuhn. As the Tyron Garner Fellow, Davis will continue her work on intersectional matters and her commitment to civil and human rights while working to further Lambda Legal’s mission to win justice for the LGBT community and people living with HIV in African-American communities.

“Lambda Legal is thrilled to welcome Aisha Davis to Lambda Legal, and we look forward to her contributions to our work in Chicago and beyond,” said Kyle Palazzolo, Staff and HIV Project Attorney for Lambda Legal. “Her experience and interests are in building bridges across communities, and her tenure as the Tyron Garner Fellow will prove invaluable as we continue working with communities of color, an essential component of Lambda Legal’s mission. The Midwest Regional Office is very proud to welcome her to our team.”

While at Columbia University, Davis was an editor of the Columbia Journal of Race and Law, vice-chair of the Black Law Student Association, and a coach for the Frederick Douglass Moot Court. She also earned her Master of Law from the University of London, graduating with Merit. Her dissertation was titled Intersectionality and International Law: Recognizing Complex Identities on the Global Stage, and she specialized in Human Rights, Conflict & Justice. Davis completed her undergraduate work at Washington & Lee University, with concentrations in African-American Studies and the Shepard Poverty Program.

Davis has previously worked with Amnesty International, the Human Rights Foundation, the African American Policy Forum, and the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies, and has been published in The Frisky, For Harriet, and the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies’ blog. In 2011, she received the Bright Future Award from the Black Women’s Agenda, Inc., and in 2012, she received a Certificate of Achievement from the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law.

“I’m thankful for the chance to expand Lambda Legal’s voice and advocacy especially where LGBT and racial justice issues intersect,” said Davis. “The LGBT community and the community of people living with HIV are both extremely diverse and have varying needs and priorities. I hope my work will illustrate Lambda Legal’s continued dedication to every part of these communities.”

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