Radhika is a New York City-based civil rights attorney, writer and activist.
Radhika has lived and traveled extensively in the West Bank and Gaza, where she documented human rights abuses and accompanied Palestinian farmers and fishermen nonviolently resisting Israel’s military occupation. Radhika has organized factory workers across the United States and Canada with the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Workers (now UNITE HERE!). She's also supported indigenous rights and democracy movements in Bahrain, Mexico, Pakistan and the Philippines. In 2012, Radhika was arrested, interrogated and deported from Bahrain while monitoring military police abuse of pro-democracy marchers.
Prior to moving to New York, Radhika was a civil rights litigator in Los Angeles, where she represented clients in cases involving discrimination, human rights abuses, and prison conditions. Radhika is currently a senior staff attorney at Palestine Legal, where she oversees the organization’s casework on free speech, censorship and academic freedom.
Radhika is a frequent commentator on media outlets including MSNBC, Democracy Now!, Al Jazeera English, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Jezebel, Politico, the Village Voice and more. Her writing has appeared in Jacobin, Literary Hub and The Nation. Radhika is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and the University of California, San Diego.
Radhika is working on her first novel, a fast-paced young adult story about hope and resistance during perilous times.
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