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Aissatou Barry (she/her) is civil rights attorney dedicated to advocating on behalf of traditionally marginalized communities through social justice initiatives.


A native of Brooklyn, Aissatou has represented tenants at the Bronx Neighborhood Office of the Legal Aid Society in nonpayment and holdover housing proceedings since 2017. Currently, Aissatou is also a Housing Attorney Trainer, curating and executing housing-related CLE trainings for Legal Aid staff.


In addition to being a Housing Attorney, Aissatou is also a grammar instructor for high school freshmen, an advocate for youth-centered activism, and a proponent of initiatives that grow 

and protect the financial wealth of New Yorkers. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the CUNY School of Law for the Lawyering Seminar course.

One of her favorite art pieces is Untitled (Crown) by Jean-Michel Basquiat. 

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Untitled (Crown), 1982, Acrylic, ink, and paper collage on paper, 20 × 29 in.

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