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Challenging Injustice, Advancing Human Rights

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee advances human rights through grassroots collaborations.

Rachel Gore Freed

Vice President, Programs

Rachel Gore Freed is a human rights lawyer, resource mobilizer, philanthropic connector, community organizer, and social justice educator. As UUSC’s Vice President of Programs, Rachel leads the organization’s approaches to advancing global human rights.

Rachel has spent her career working with communities organizing in the face of corporate capture, government inaction, and systemic injustice around the world. She has supported youth peacekeepers in Northern India, prosecuted rebel forces in Sierra Leone, and litigated against Exxon for violations of community rights in the United States. With ancestral ties in South Asia, Rachel’s creativity and ability to build sound relationships connects UUSC’s work with activists and advocates across borders.

Rachel co-chairs the International Human Rights Funders Network and is an adjunct professor of law at Northeastern Law school’s Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy. She is an organizer in her local community and serves as an advisor to her children’s school on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

Rachel holds an undergraduate degree with a focus in International Development from the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs and a law degree from Vanderbilt University.

rfreed @ uusc.org