Dr. Rebecca Hall
Dr. Rebecca Hall is an attorney, a historian, and a published author. This lifelong activist is a proud African American woman and mother. She is a direct descendent of slaves. Her career has led her to become a housing rights attorney. As a litigator, she sued slumlords, and racist, predatory landlords who sexually harassed their low-income tenants. She defended people who were being evicted.
Rebecca's study and scholarship includes teaching, researching and publishing on the intersections of race, gender, law, resistance and social change.
In regards to lifelong activism, Rebecca is a feminist, fighting against American empire, war, racism and poverty. She fights against Apartheid and environmental degradation, as well as homophobia and misogyny. Being dedicated to the movement for climate justice, she feels that it is the struggle that ties all of these strands of her activism together: where economic and social justice intersect with the possibility of planetary survival and the possibility of a livable future. She is a scholar-activist, and she has been in the struggle for as long as she could remember.
As a J.D., PhD, she specializes in legal history, Critical Race Feminisms, slavery and the slave trade, gender and slavery, and social movement history. In addition to writing, she has been training activists and community organizers for decades.
Rebecca was a participant at a WOCHR before she began facilitating workshops at the retreats. She said that the WOCHR saved her life by creating a safe space and providing her with tools like meditation, to give her a “reset” in her everyday life.