Recognized as a 2015 White House Champion of Change and one of Pacific Standard Magazine's Top 30 Thinkers Under 30, Talila engineers & leads innovative and intersectional social justice efforts that illuminate and address grave injustices within education, medical, and legal systems that have gone unaddressed for generations. Talila’s advocacy primarily focuses on anti-violence, decarceration & prison abolition. As the creator of the only national database of imprisoned deaf people, Lewis, a prison abolitionist, advocates with & for hundreds of deaf and disabled defendants and incarcerated & returned individuals as the volunteer director of Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of Deaf communities (HEARD). As one of the only people in the world working on deaf wrongful conviction cases, Lewis regularly testifies, teaches, presents and trains on carceral ableism and related topics. Presented by ASUPS Lectures.