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Carmen Perez

Social activist, President of The Gathering for Justice & Co-Chair of the Women’s March on Washington

Carmen Perez sparks a moral awakening and raises our collective conscious on issues regarding juvenile justice, mass incarceration, racial equity, and civil and human rights.

As the executive director of The Gathering for Justice, Carmen has crossed the globe promoting peace through civil and human rights, building alternatives to incarceration and violence, and providing commentary and guidance for state and federal policy creation. As national co-chair of the Women’s March on Washington, she helped create the biggest global protest ever, with more than five million marching in resistance of hatred and bigotry, affirming women of all identities’ rights as human beings.

A renaissance woman of modern-day activism and one of TIME’s Most Influential People (2017), Carmen engages audiences in a dialogue on vital civil rights issues, including mass and child incarceration, juvenile and criminal justice reform, gender equity, violence prevention, racial healing, and community policing. She equips audiences with tools and insights that inspire civic engagement and political activism and help bring justice and bold policy change to communities.

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