Samah Sisay

Speaker Profile

Samah Sisay

Bertha Justice Fellow
Center for Constitutional Rights

Samah Sisay was born in Liberia and immigrated to the United States with her family at a young age during the country’s civil war. She organizes with Survived and Punished New York; a prison industrial complex abolition coalition working to end the criminalization of all survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Samah is also a Bertha Justice Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Rights, where she specializes in international human rights and challenging inhumane immigration policies and abusive police practices. As part of her work at CCR, Samah advocates with the Abolish ICE New York-New Jersey coalition to end ICE contracts with local county jails and free criminalized immigrants facing deportation. Prior to coming to CCR, Samah worked as an Equal Justice Works Fellow at African Services Committee where she provided legal representation on immigration matters to criminalized Black immigrants impacted by gender violence. Samah earned a B.A. in International Affairs at the George Washington University and her law degree from New York University School of Law.


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