Ada Goodly is a native of southwest Louisiana and a 14 year veteran of the Army Reserves. She received her bachelor's degree in International Studies from Louisiana State University where she became a student organizer for diversity & equality and served as the President of the Black Student Union. Ada graduated third in her class from THE Southern University Law Center. She served as President of the SULC Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, Treasurer of the State Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, advisor of the Baton Rouge Bail Fund, founder of the SULC Pillar Awards, and was a Legal Fellow of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project. She's the creator of the INPOWER "Know Your Rights Initiative" and a movement lawyer who teaches protester rights and provides legal advocacy, strategy and support for community organizers. Ada is currently the legal advisor and consultant for the Alton Sterling Foundation. She is the mother of one beautiful Black boy who inspires her to continue bringing awareness and fighting for social justice for all children of color.
Baton Rouge, LA