Civil Rights Lawyer
Iman Boukadoum, an Algerian American, civil rights lawyer. She has represented the most marginalized of Arab women among us: including those suffering from homelessness, poverty, and violence from intimate partner abuse. She has dedicated her advocacy for over a decade to humanizing Arabs, especially Arab women, at a time when expansive national security laws have made it extremely challenging to speak-out.
Ms. Boukadoum testified in front of the US Congress, in 2021, in an historic hearing after the January 6thinsurrection on the Capitol, making her one of few Arab, women leading the racial justice cause against xenophobia and White supremacy. She also worked in securing TPS for Haiti, shielding some 250,000 Haitians in the US from imminent deportation in 2021. Iman’s exemplary public interest legal career, working with cross-cutting civil rights coalitions, represents the best of our community. Please click here to learn more.