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Millicent Shaw Phipps

MIllicent Shaw Phipps (she/her), Legal Director, Ujima, Inc.

MIllicent Shaw Phipps (she/her), Legal Director, Ujima, Inc.

What inspires you, professionally and personally?

My family including, my three kids, inspire me to be the best attorney and person I can be.

What are your areas of expertise or what areas are particularly interesting to you?

Gender-based violence, federal and state domestic violence related firearms laws, restorative Justice, economic justice, and immigration. 

Share one thing you have learned, big or small, doing your work over the past year?

That we have a continued need to address gender-based violence in the United States so that survivors and their children can live violence free lives. This also includes working to reduce gun violence.

Who inspires you?

My sister. She has stressed education and hard work both through her own actions and through her supporting me all of my life.

What do you do to relax, de-stress, or recharge your batteries?

I like to hike, spend time with family and friends, and read books.

What is your favorite comfort food? 

My favorite comfort food is Queso birria tacos with consumme. 

What are you currently reading?

The Light We Carry by Michelle Obama.

Why should someone donate to the Commission?

The Commission's consistent support of the legal profession.

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