Aditi Fruitwala

Title/Position

Attorney for Justice

Department

Advocacy

Twitter handle

E-mail address

Pronouns

She/her/hers

Aditi Fruitwala is attorney for justice with the LGBTQ, Gender, & Reproductive Justice Project at the ACLU of Southern California, dedicated to expanding the rights of and pursuing justice for women, non-binary people, and LGBTQ people through litigation, policy advocacy, and community education.

Aditi’s work focuses on protecting access to reproductive healthcare, challenging the family regulation system, fighting for menstrual equity and lactation rights, improving the conditions and treatment in incarceration settings for women and LGBTQ individuals, expanding the rights of pregnant and parenting people, and combatting discrimination against women, non-binary people, and LGBTQ people in public accommodations and employment.

Aditi joined ACLU SoCal as a Munger, Tolles & Olson Legal Fellow in July 2017, where she helped litigate the case Youth Justice Coalition v. The City of Los Angeles, challenging the City's gang injunctions policies and practices. Prior to joining ACLU SoCal, Aditi worked as an Honors Attorney with the California Department of Justice from September 2014 to June 2017.

Aditi graduated from UC Berkeley School of Law, where she served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law, and Justice and competed on the Vis international moot court team. During law school, Aditi worked at the Institute for Democracy and Justice in Haiti, the plaintiff-side employment firm Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams, and the East Bay Community Law Center. She also co-created "Race Monologues," an accessible cultural reader and theatrical script containing hundreds of interviews with people detailing their personal experiences with race and racism in the United States.

Prior to law school, Aditi worked in policy and communications for the Institute for Policy Studies, the Association for Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), Green America (formerly Co-op America), and Inspired Adventures.

Aditi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from American University and a Master of Science degree in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics. Since 2015, Aditi has proudly served as the Education & Advocacy Chair for Satrang.