Malika Saada Saar
Rebecca Project for Human Rights
Malika Saada Saar, JD, is the founder and executive director of the Rebecca Project for Human Rights, a national legal and policy organization that advocates for justice, dignity, and reform for vulnerable families.
The Ford Foundation recently honored The Rebecca Project for Human Rights’ achievements with the "Leadership for Changing World" award. Ms. Saada Saar and the Rebecca Project for Human Rights were also selected by Redbook Magazine for the Mothers and Shakers 2005 Award. Ms. Saada Saar is the founder of Crossing the River, a written and spoken word workshop for mothers in recovery from substance abuse, and the founder and former executive director of Family Rights and Dignity, a civil rights project for low income and homeless families in California.
Ms. Saada Saar and The Rebecca Project have been featured in Essence Magazine, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, Good Morning America , USA Today, Tavis Smiley Show, and Redbook Magazine.
Ms. Saada Saar received her B.A. from Brown University, M.A. in Education from Stanford University, and received her JD from Georgetown University in 2001.