Carmen Perez, the Executive Director of The Gathering for Justice and Justice League's Co-Founder, has been chosen by the National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN) to receive the prestigious "Gutsy Advocate for Youth" Award at the 2016 NJJN National Conference in Memphis next month.
Carmen Perez leading the March2Justice alongside national activists and Justice Champions Linda Sarsour (l) and Tamika Mallory (r)
This is who we do it for...our future!
During the March2Justice, Carmen led a group of Justice Champions from New York City to Washington, DC to deliver the Justice Package. For more information, see http://march2justice.com/
After leading the March2Justice into Washington, DC, Carmen met one of her greatest influencers, Senator John Lewis on the lawn of Capital Hill
Carmen with her longtime mentor, teacher, father figure and friend, the legendary Harry Belafonte.