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Ady Barkan

Photograph by Michael Nigro

About The Author

Ady Barkan was a social justice activist who built three programs at The Center for Popular Democracy: the Be A Hero and Fed Up campaigns and the Local Progress network. He was a law clerk to the Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin in the Southern District of New York and prior to that he was a Liman Fellow with Make the Road New York, where he represented low-wage workers seeking to recover unpaid wages and obtain safe and dignified working conditions. He graduated from Yale Law School and Columbia College, and is the author of Eyes to the Wind: A Memoir of Love and Death, Hope and Resistance. He passed away in 2023 at the age of thirty-nine and is survived by his wife Rachael and their two children. 

Books by Ady Barkan