Free Speech For People is pleased to announce our new 2017 Summer Law interns. We welcome these scholars to our Legal Advocacy Program and we look forward working with them in the coming months.

Jonathan L. Allen (Boston University School of Law, ’19) is an activist for racial equity and religious freedom. He currently serves as the BU Black Law Students Association President. Prior to law school, Jonathan worked as a legislative policy intern for Congressman Bobby L. Rush (D-IL). He is the former Director of Marketing for PediaKare de’ Louisiana, a health center for children with chronic diseases and special needs. Jonathan has studied, locally and abroad, young activists of faith in Post-Civil Rights America and Post-Apartheid South Africa. Jonathan is the founder of Dream Again Empire, LLC. He earned his MTS from Southern Methodist University Perkins School of Theology and his BS in Business Management and Marketing from Grambling State University.

Talia Vicars (Tulane University, ‘20) is a rising sophomore at Tulane University double majoring in African American History and Studio Art, with a minor in Spanish. In her first year Talia has become interested in pursuing a career in civil rights law or environmental law. Talia worked at the non-profit Jobs with Justice last year, focusing on economic, social, and political equality through grass roots movements. She also worked as an intern at the Amistad Research center, spending time investigating and synthesizing information on complicated career politicians.


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