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Meet the new LatinoJustice look

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Juan Cartagena

President & General Counsel

"There is an urgent need today … to analyze the intersection of police reforms, changes in the penal system and drug policy in this country. In reality, Latinos are disproportionately and negatively affected by police and criminal system practices that discriminate against them but rarely involve them in forging solutions."

One of the nation’s leading voices on equality and nondiscrimination, Constitutional and Civil Rights Attorney Juan Cartagena inspires change to systems that marginalize communities of color. As a public speaker, El Diario columnist, and Rutgers University lecturer, Juan focuses extensively on Puerto Rican and Latino rights issues, including the community impacts of mass incarceration.

Juan is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Columbia University School of Law and is the recipient of multiple recognitions, including Dartmouth College’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Social Justice Award, and the U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute’s Cesar Chavez Community Service Award. Juan lives in and represents the State of New Jersey, having previously served as a Municipal Court Judge in Hoboken and as General Counsel to the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey.

You can read Juan Cartagena's bi-weekly column in El Diario here.

Have a question for him or a thought about his articles? Tweet him @LJCartagena!

If you’ve had an opportunity to visit and peruse our newly redesigned website, you may have noticed a few key changes. As teased in my earlier message a few weeks ago, LatinoJustice has gone through a rebranding process that includes:

  • A new, more modern logo to amplify the ways our work has grown to reflect the times
  • An updated mission statement that reinforces our enduring commitment to human rights and social justice
  • A cleaner, more navigable website that provides an overview of the pillars of our work and a portal to access our services and to support this important work 

The website is laid out more intuitively. Questions about the leadership? Visit the Leadership section under About. Want to hear about upcoming events?  Go to Signature Events under Engage and see what’s coming up. Interested in participating in one of our education programs? Check out the CAP Leadership and Education menu under Causes.
 
Over the next few weeks, we will continue to tweak the website, adding and refining content, expanding its functionality, increasing its responsiveness and making it a welcoming portal for you, the friends, supporters and clients of LatinoJustice, to learn, share and engage with us and with our programs. We’ll be adding more programmatic content, such as short films, data results, webinars, and Know-Your-Rights materials.
 
We encourage you to visit frequently to check out new information, upcoming events, and emerging news. In the meantime, if you have questions or suggestions about what you’d like to see featured on our website, contact communications@latinojustice.org.
 
Thank you for standing with us!