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Daynard Round Table Featuring Winter 2019 Daynard Visiting Fellow: Dimple Abichandani '02, Executive Director, General Service Foundation 

Participants: 
SHANNON AL-WAKEEL ERWIN
Executive Director and Founder, Muslim Justice League (MJL)
@MuslimJustice

REBECCA HART HOLDER
Executive Director, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts
@RHartholder
@ProChoicemass

JUDY NORSIGAN
Co-Founder and Former Executive Director, Our Bodies, Ourselves (Current Chair, Board of Directors)
@JudyNorsigian
@oboshealth

ANTHONY ROMERO
Professor of the Practice, (Performance), School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University (SMFA at Tufts)
@SMFAatTufts

HEMA SARANG-SIEMINSKI ’05 
Senior Staff Attorney, Victim Rights Law Center
@VictimRightsLaw

Moderator:
AZIZA AHMED
Professor of Law, Northeastern Universit

Dimple Abichandani is the executive director of the General Service Foundation (GSF), a private foundation that supports organizations advocating for racial and gender justice. Dimple joined General Service Foundation in 2015, bringing almost two decades of experience advancing social justice as a lawyer, funder and educator. 

Prior to joining GSF, Dimple was the executive director of the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice at UC Berkeley School of Law.  At the Center, Dimple launched a social justice innovation lab aimed at generating new long-term approaches to persistent social justice challenges and providing law students opportunities to develop skills and mindsets including creativity, empathy, collaboration and social justice problem-solving.

As the founding program officer of the Security and Rights Collaborative (SRC) at the Proteus Fund, Dimple managed a donor collaborative aimed at challenging post-9/11 Islamophobia and discrimination and restoring civil rights and liberties. Earlier in her career, Dimple worked at Legal Services NYC, first as a staff attorney where she represented low wage workers and later as the Director of Program Development.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

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