Click above to listen to Episode 9 of "The Witness," our podcast of firsthand stories from attorneys and advocates who are on the front lines of fighting for people living in poverty.
This episode is the third in our miniseries about the Shriver Center's own Racial Justice Institute. Over the past five years, the Racial Justice Institute has equipped more than 200 fellows from around the country to practice community-led advocacy in pursuit of racial justice. These episodes were recorded at the inaugural convening of Racial Justice Institute fellows in Chicago in June 2018.
This episode features a conversation between John Petit and Anna Moss. John is the managing attorney for the housing and consumer programs at Community Legal Aid Services in northeast Ohio. He was part of the 2015 cohort of the Racial Justice Institute. Anna is a supervising attorney at Legal Services of South Central Michigan in Battle Creek. She focuses on housing law and was part of the 2017 Racial Justice Institute cohort.
Whenever you get a case, you need to ask yourself, 'How does race affect this case?' Because no matter what, race plays some role.
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Anna Moss & John Petit