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Talila Lewis


Recognized as a White House Champion of Change and one of Pacific Standard Magazine's Top 30 Thinkers Under 30, T.L. engineers & leads innovative and intersectional social justice campaigns, primarily focusing on creating equal access to the legal system for people with disabilities & individuals who are Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled & Hard of Hearing. T.L. is the creator of the only national deaf prisoner database and the founder and director of H.E.A.R.D, an all-volunteer organization that works to correct and prevent deaf wrongful convictions, decrease recidivism for deaf and returning individuals, and increase representation of deaf people in the fight against mass incarceration.