Associate Legislative Director
Khadine Bennett is Associate Legislative Director with the ACLU of Illinois. She began her ACLU of Illinois career as a Legal Fellow with the Reproductive Rights Project where she was involved in the Project’s litigation and advocacy efforts, including the federal and state court challenges to the Illinois Parental Notice of Abortion Act and the Campaign for Reproductive Health and Access.
Khadine began her social justice career in the California Bay Area where she worked as an organizer, program director, consultant and director of various human rights, juvenile justice, youth development and reproductive justice organizations including WILD for Human Rights, Youth Force Coalition and the California Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League. Khadine has served on the boards of the Third Wave Foundation, WILD for Human Rights, Exhale and is currently the co-chair of the Chicago Abortion Fund.
Prior to joining the ACLU of Illinois in 2008, Khadine attended American University, Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. and was a part of the International Human Rights Clinic. Khadine received her undergraduate degree in American Studies and African-American Studies from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT in 1999.