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May 6, 2019

Congratulations Kate Kendell Commitment to Justice Awardee, Lupita!

NCLR is honored to present the inaugural Kate Kendell Commitment to Justice Award to María “Lupita” López Segoviano.

Lupita entered law school committed to do public service, with a particular interest in police brutality civil cases, immigration work, and worker’s rights. Throughout her time in school, she has worked with migrants applying for asylum, and even traveled to Tijuana, Mexico to work with members of the asylum caravan. Lupita is driven to work with and for folks affected by structural systems of racism and other kinds of oppression, and hopes to become a public  defender.

“My queerness, like my cultural background, is a part of my identity and it helps me better relate to certain clients and to advocate for them as much as I wish someone would advocate for me.”

For her commitment to fighting for the most marginalized in our community, NCLR is honored to award Lupita the inaugural Kate Kendell Commitment to Justice Award.

Meet Lupita at NCLR’s Anniversary Celebration May 18th, 2019.

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