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Social Justice Monday: Innovating Justice for Social Impact

Monday, Oct 1, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM PDT
Room C5Map Location
This event does not require an RSVP.

The Access to Justice Institute presents

Innovating Justice for Social Impact

Monday, October 1, 2018

Noon – 12:50 p.m.

Sullivan Hall, Room C5

Soup Lunch Provided 

Please join Aurora Martin, founder of popUPjustice, for a presentation about the work of this innovative organization. She will provide a brief overview of popUPjustice and how she became interested in cross-sector social impact work. Aurora will also share her thoughts on the need to innovate justice for social impact by discussing her current projects and how it relates to potential career paths. 

Aurora Martin has become a social innovator, developing partnerships to re-imagine justice and invent a virtuous cycle of public good. Inspired by a commitment to build community and advance civil society, she is now the founder of popUPjustice, a social justice startup that aims to serve as a collaborative entity with various independent creatives and experts across sectors, incubating ideas at the intersection of technology, social justice, the arts, and popular culture. Most recently, Aurora served as an inaugural 2017 Innovation Fellow with the American Bar Association (ABA) to jumpstart a new knowledge sharing platform between scholars and advocates, She has been recognized on the list of emerging innovators in the ABA 2018 Women in LegalTech. In June 2018, she led the launch of the first Rural American Digital Lab (RADLab), a pilot project and partnership between Heritage University and Whitman College to bring digital STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) opportunities to rural America. In addition to strategic consulting, she serves as partner or advisor to various cross-sector social impact startup entities, including ATJ Tech Fellows, Social Justice Film Institute, and the CWS International Incubation Lab. Aurora served up justice for nearly 20 years in Washington legal aid as a public interest lawyer who grew up from intern to executive director at Columbia Legal Services. During her tenure, she led Columbia’s transformation to become a creative social justice advocacy organization with a mission to integrate civil legal needs with civil rights, engaging in legal advocacy on behalf of people living in poverty through impact litigation, policy work, and multimedia education. 

Social Justice Monday is an organized, weekly series hosted by the Access to Justice Institute in partnership with students, student organizations, and other departments across the law school. If you are interested in organizing a Social Justice Monday for the 2018-2019 academic year, please contact Abby Goldy at