Ann Fawcett Ambia

Ann is a retired public interest attorney whose practice years included: representing city workers in tenant-side housing and administrative law cases including NYCHA, Section 8 and SSD; representing clients with HIV-AIDS in Permanency Planning and training practitioners in the field; and representing Salvadorans seeking political asylum whose Temporary Protected Status was expiring in 1995.

Prior to starting law school at 41 with twins entering third grade, Ann worked in non-profit public relations, and earlier was a union organizer. She has been an active community organizer since 1976 when she became a member of the Action Committee of the People’s Firehouse in Northside (Williamsburg) Brooklyn; and has been an activist in the intersection of peace, civil rights and social justice issues since college.

Currently, Ann is a member of the Board of Brooklyn For Peace, an activist in Bay Ridge for Social Justice on refugee and immigration issues facing the community, and a member of Military Families Speak Out/ Veterans For Peace. She can often be found on the street during the day at various rallies and marches, and in the evenings when not at a meeting or caring for a grandchild is most likely at a music event.

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