Anurima Bhargava

Founder & President
Anthem of Us

Anurima Bhargava—now the founder of Anthem of Us, an organization that advocates for social justice through legal campaigns and impact documentaries—served as the Chief of the Educational Opportunities Section of the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice from 2010 to 2016. She led the Division’s efforts to provide equal educational opportunities for all students by enforcing federal statutes that prohibit discrimination in schools and colleges. Her work addressed issues including school segregation; school discipline and the school to prison pipeline; and services for English Learner, LGBT and undocumented students. Previously, she served as the Director of the Education Practice at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, where she was actively engaged in litigation and advocacy to expand educational access and opportunities for students of color. She previously worked at the New York City Department of Education.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.