Heading one of the nation’s premiere civil rights advocacy organizations, Karen K. Narasaki is president and executive director of the Asian American Justice Center, a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice. AAJC, which works to advance the human and civil rights of Asian Americans, and build and promote a fair and equitable society for all, pursues its mission through public education, policy advocacy, litigation and community building.
Katrina Anderson is Human Rights Counsel in the U.S. Legal Program at the Center for Reproductive Rights, the only global legal advocacy organization dedicated to reproductive rights. Katrina leads the Center’s work to advance reproductive rights as human rights in U.S. law and policy. Through engagement with United Nations human rights mechanisms, she advocates for stronger international norms on sexual and reproductive rights, then works within the U.S. to implement these norms at the state and federal level.
Kim Gandy is Vice President and General Counsel of the Feminist Majority and Feminist Majority Foundation. In 2009, she was a Resident Fellow at the Harvard University Institute of Politics (in the Kennedy School of Government) and focused her lectures and study group on the topic “Winning Across Progressive Movements.”
Laura Flanders is the host of The Laura Flanders Show, coming to public television stations in the fall of 2011. She was the host and founder of GRITtv with Laura Flanders, a nationally syndicated daily program on Free Speech TV and the host of The Laura Flanders Show and RadioNation on Air America Radio.
Margaret Huang is the Executive Director of the Rights Working Group (RWG), a coalition formed in the aftermath of 9/11 to lead a movement of Americans to restore our commitment to civil liberties and human rights. With more than 250 member organizations, RWG coordinates and leads national and grassroots campaigns to demand Constitutional and human rights protections for all people in the U.S., regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, or citizenship status.
Maria Elena Perez is the Interim Executive Director & Director of Community Mobilization for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health and leads the organization’s national field efforts to increase Latina’s participation in the Reproductive Justice Movement.
Mónica Leticia Oropeza Rodríguez is an attorney graduated from the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California (UABC) in Mexicali. She also has university degrees in Human Rights Defense through the Academia Mexicana de Derechos Humanos, UNAM, the Comisión Nacional de Derechos Humanos and the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California. She started working on issues of migration 25 years ago when she coordinated the Centro de Apoyo al Trabajador Migrante in Mexicali, Baja California.
Pramila Jayapal is the founder and Executive Director of OneAmerica. Started in the wake of 9-11, OneAmerica has grown to become the largest immigrant advocacy organization in Washington state and a leading force for immigrant rights nationally. Under Ms.
Sarah White is the Board President of the Mississippi Workers’ Center for Human Rights, which was founded in 1996 in Oxford, MS to provide education, advocacy and organizing support for low-wage workers and other victims of civil and human rights violations in the workplace. Sarah began her civil rights career when she helped successfully organize her co-workers into a union at the Delta Pride, a catfish factory that employed mainly African American women earning a low income.
Tiffany Williams joined the staff of the Break The Chain Campaign at the Institute for Policy Studies in November 2008. As a social worker, she coordinated and delivered direct social services to domestic workers who were survivors of human trafficking.