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Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Sheila Bedi has extensive experience in civil rights litigation, community-based advocacy campaigns and legislative advocacy. She joined the MacArthur Justice Center in 2012, where her work focuses on enforcing the civil rights of individuals caught up in the criminal justice system. She previously served as a Deputy Legal Director at the Southern Poverty Law Center, there she worked to reduce the imprisonment of young people and to increase investments in communities and schools. Her previous litigation experience includes cases involving race, gender and disability discrimination, open government and freedom of information, racial profiling and religious freedom in state prisons. In 2008, the American Bar Association Journal named her a Newsmaker of the Year. She has received the Heroes for Children Award, the NAACP's Vernon Dahmer Award and the NAACP's Fannie Lou Hamer Award.