Justice Grau has been employed at the ACLU of Wisconsin since August 2022.
As the Community Engagement Director, Justice promotes and protects the civil liberties and civil rights of all residents of Wisconsin through education, outreach, advocacy, organizing, direct action, and programming for adults and youth. She also works to develop connections and uplift voices in the community and in organizations. Justice chooses to work at the ACLU because she wants to fight to protect all Wisconsin communities' civil rights and liberties.
Prior to joining the ACLU, Justice served as the Operations Manager for Leaders Igniting Transformation (LIT). Before that, she was the assistant director of the Women’s Resource Center at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, working tirelessly to advocate for vulnerable and historically excluded students on campus. In 2022, she was an official representative of the United Nations Association of the USA at the 66th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, an experience that allowed her to develop a deeper understanding of achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women-identified folks and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programs.
A proud first-generation college graduate, Justice is working towards a master's degree in Cultural Foundations of Community Engagement and Education at UW-Milwaukee.
As someone deeply committed to youth rights and equal education, Justice believes that all students have the right to feel safe at school no matter their no racial background, sexual orientation, or religious preference. Other ACLU issues she is particularly passionate about include racial justice, reproductive freedom, and police, prisons, and criminal law reform.
“Without community, there is no liberation... but community must not mean a shedding of our differences, nor the pathetic pretense that these differences do not exist.”― Audre Lorde