Antionette Dozier, senior attorney at Western Center on Law & Poverty, focuses on public benefits and other economic disparity issues that low-income Californians face. For them, she litigates, provides technical support to legal aid attorneys, and works on policy and legislation to secure public benefits and remove economic barriers to prosperity.
If you could give a high five to one of your legal heroes (living or dead), who would get it and why?
“This may read like a cop-out, but my high five goes to all of the advocates, nationally and internationally, working to secure civil and human rights and to uphold the dignity of poor people and minorities, and who strive to knock down systems of inequity by challenging the racism, sexism, ableism, mentalism, classism, and every other unmentioned “ism” that work to keep people poor and isolated. It’s tough work that we all do for little material reward or praise, but it often results in small and big positive changes that are enumerable. I’d give all of us two snaps and a cheer, too.”