Nekima Levy-Pounds walks the walk for civil rights and social justice
Prof. Levy-Pounds, Director of the Community Justice Project, is featured in the Twin Cities Daily Planet's Our Stories for her work, process, and commitment to social justice.
Lawyer, professor, scholar-activist, preacher, mom, volunteer and blogger, Nekima Levy-Pounds has a lot on her plate. The recent Star Tribune blogger (in addition to her writing for MinnPost and TC Daily Planet) is being thrown accolades left and right, but she takes it all in stride.
From humble beginnings, Levy-Pounds has risen high in her career. She feels a responsibility to give back, “to try and be a driving force for change and to teach my law students that they can also be a driving force for change and thinking about the greater good instead of just oneself,” she said. “My life would be unfulfilling if I only focused on my only aspirations instead of what’s in the best interest of the broader community.”