Interim Legal Director of Muslim Advocates
Naomi Tsu is serving as interim Legal Director of Muslim Advocates. Trained by many fierce fighters in advocacy approaches, she uses litigation, policy advocacy, coalition building, community education and mobilization, and technical assistance to build power with migrants, workers, and other communities facing discrimination. Under Naomi's direction, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Immigrant Justice Project launched a direct services project seeking bond and removal defense for immigrants detained in Georgia and Louisiana. In 2015, she and her litigation team were named Public Justice’s Trial Lawyers of the Year for their representation, in David v. Signal, of hundreds of Indian migrant worker survivors of labor trafficking in the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina. She clerked for Judge Betty B. Fletcher of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and has a J.D. from Berkeley Law law school at the University of California at Berkeley. She lives with her husband, kiddo, and two lazy dogs on the traditional homelands of native peoples who were forcibly removed to reservations and whose descendants are members of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.