Williams' Statement On The Passing Of Midwin Charles

April 7th, 2021

Press Release

"Midwin Charles was a brilliant legal mind, and a vital voice in our national conversation on so many critical issues. She was committed to standing up against injustice and on behalf of people and communities being wronged. It was a privilege to have been able to speak with and at times work alongside her. A first generation American, a true New Yorker and Brooklynite, she used her success to advance and uplift her community, whether in her regular appearance on news programs, through her work with the Haitian Roundtable and the Caribbean diaspora, her speaking with local schools, her dedication to supporting women in entertainment, or her creation of opportunities for fellow lawyers to connect with and learn from each other.

"As a practicing attorney, an analyst, a writer, educator, speaker, she brought expertise and empathy to systems and struggles across the country. In court, she fought for and advanced the cause of justice, and on our screens she connected millions of Americans to that fight. Her tragic, sudden passing is heartbreaking, and I offer my prayers for peace, comfort, and condolence to her family and all who knew her best."

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