Notre Dame Law School Dean's Lecture on Race, Law, and Society
A Talk with Carmen Perez
Executive Director, The Gathering for Justice
Carmen Perez is something of a Renaissance woman in modern-day activism.
She has dedicated 20 years to advocating for many of today's important civil rights issues, including mass incarceration, gender equity, violence prevention, racial healing and community policing. As the Executive Director of The Gathering for Justice, a nonprofit founded by legendary artist and activist Harry Belafonte, 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. Carmen’s most recent work is her role as the National Co-Chair of the Women’s March on Washington, drew over 5 million people across the globe who marched in resistance of hatred and bigotry, affirming women of all identities’ rights as human beings. In 2017, Carmen was named one of Fortune’s Top 50 World Leaders and one of TIME’s most influential people.
Co-sponsored by the Black Law Students Association, Hispanic Law Students Association, Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights, LGBT Law Forum, National Lawyers Guild, and Women's Legal Forum