Nneka Ewulonu: 'RJ Means Giving Every Individual the Dignity of Making Informed and Autonomous Reproductive Choices.'

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Nneka Ewulonu

Nneka Ewulonu (University of Georgia School of Law ‘21) is a lifelong Georgian committed to elevating the voices of marginalized communities. As a student attorney, they addressed barriers to comprehensive healthcare access at UGA Law’s Community Health Law Partnership Clinic and promoted the rights of student journalists and citizen access to public records at the Stanton First Amendment Clinic. They continued their work for social justice and equity through internships at the East Bay Community Law Center, the ACLU of North Carolina, the ACLU of Georgia, and Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equity. As a research assistant to Dean Andrea Dennis, Nneka explored the phenomenon of “rap of trial” and disparities in school discipline. They were also the Executive Online Editor of the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law. Before law school, Nneka received their B.S in biology and B.A. in French from the University of Georgia. They enjoy using their free time to bake and watch college football (Go Dawgs!) and remain close with the Roosevelt Network.

If/When/How: Who are you — what’s your name, what pronouns do you use, etc.? 

Nneka Ewulonu: My name is Nneka Ewulonu and my pronouns are they/them.

If/When/How: Where are you from? 

NE: I’m from Alpharetta, GA – but my parents are from Nigeria.

If/When/How: Where are you going? (You can treat this question literally or existentially).

NE: Atlanta to join SPARK Reproductive Justice Now!

If/When/How: What does reproductive justice mean to you? 

NE: RJ means giving every individual the dignity of making informed and autonomous reproductive choices regardless of their gender identity, sexual orientation, race, class, immigration status, or other aspect of marginalization.

If/When/How: When you are not lawyering, what do you get up to? 

NE: Incessant baking that is then (lovingly) forced upon all my friends and family.

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