Mallika Kaur

Mallika Kaur is a lawyer, author, and organizer who focuses on international human rights with particular attention to gender and minority issues in the United States and South Asia. Kaur has worked with victim-survivors of gender-based violence for two decades, including as an emergency room crisis counselor, attorney, researcher, and expert witness. She has also worked on issues of post-9/11 violence against minoritized populations; policing practices; and racial discrimination. She is the co-founder and Acting Executive Director of Sikh Family Center, a community-based organization focused on promoting holistic health and well-being with a special focus on gender justice. Mallika holds a Master in Public Policy from Harvard and a JD from UC Berkeley Law School, where she teaches social justice classes including “Negotiating Trauma, Emotions and the Practice of Law.” Kaur is the author of the book Macmillan, 2019). She believes what happens inside a home is intimately connected to what happens inside a community as a whole: since struggles are interconnected, commitment to justice must never be selective.

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