Staff Attorney, Civil Rights Team and PABSS Project Manager

Equip for Equality

Rachel Arfa is a staff attorney at Equip for Equality and represents clients with disabilities in employment discrimination and civil rights violations.  She also manages the PABSS program and the Illinois ADA Project.  Rachel currently serves on the Cook County Anti-Harassment Task Force and the City of Chicago Accessible Airport Advisory Committee. In the past, Rachel has served on the Board of Directors for the New Leaders Council, Illinois Telecommunications Access Corporation, and the Midwest Center on Law and the Deaf, and the Metra ADA Advisory Committee. Rachel is a founding Steering Committee member of the Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium Steering Committee and serves on the Board of Directors for 3Arts, which supports artists of color, women artists and artists with disabilities.  Rachel is a 2016 Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow.  She is a graduate of the University of Michigan (B.A. in American Culture) and the University of Wisconsin School of Law (Juris Doctorate).

Areas of Expertise: Legal, Public Policy

Interests: Arts & Culture, Disability Rights, Government