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She spent the last year representing low income New Yorkers facing eviction. She received both her undergraduate degree and law degree from Fordham University where she championed, and continues to champion, civil rights.
During her time at Fordham Law, Urooj co-directed an LGBTQI human rights defender training in Cape Town, South Africa and contributed to a shadow report on behalf of Afro-Colombian women submitted to the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (UNCERD).
The events of Saturday May 30th have flipped her world upside down. Urooj was arrested during the protests in response to the murder of George Floyd. She has since been indicted on seven counts for causing damage by fire to an abandoned and previously vandalized police vehicle and faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 45 years.
Urooj faces a long road ahead. She has to navigate a complicated legal system.
Please help us support Urooj and her family. Your contributions will help Urooj and her family with financial assistance during these trying times. We want her to be treated fairly. We do not want her contributions and dedication to her community to be forgotten.
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