NLG-SFBA | About Us
As the legal arm of the progressive movement, the National Lawyers Guild SF-Bay Area is dedicated to bringing on staff with organizing skills and movement relationships to best support our member engagement with the emerging needs of the movement.
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Lina came to the National Lawyers Guild through her involvement in an autonomous, volunteer-run support effort at Santa Rita Jail which continues to provide free food, phone calls, housing resources, and transportation to BART. When in 2019 prisoners in Santa Rita Jail organized a work and hunger strike, the National Lawyers Guild supported the creation of a Hotline for the jail, now coordinated by Lina and a team of volunteers. Prior to joining the Guild, Lina was a baker, musician, and legal visitor with the California Coalition for Women Prisoners.
E is a Texas transplant who has called Oakland her home for over a decade. E came to the NLG through community with many fellow activists involved. E brings to the NLG her experience interning at Freedom Archives to document the work of both resistance and the history and ongoing struggles against repression. E also brings her activism as a tenant organizer and skills as a community-based bike mechanic. E enjoys her paperback collection, obscure music and walking her dog.