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Carmen Morgan Bio

Carmen Morgan is currently the Director of Leadership Development in Interethnic Relations (LDIR), a nationally recognized program co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, the Central American Resource Center, and the Martin Luther King Dispute Resolution Center.  Carmen currently oversees LDIR’s human relations and intergroup relations programming in Flint, Michigan; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Ashland, Oregon; and the Los Angeles, and Central Valley regions of California.  She co-wrote and edited ExpandingLDIRship: A Resource Promoting Positive Intergroup Relations in Communities Through Awareness, Skills and Actions, which remains the center piece of LDIR’s community programming and training.


Prior to her work with the LDIR program, Carmen was the Associate Regional Director for the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), an international human rights organization, where she oversaw human rights work on the US Mexico border, gay liberation and sovereignty education work in Hawai’i, and tenant rights and economic justice work in California and Arizona.


Carmen is a founding member of the California Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME), a former Human Services Commissioner for the City of Pasadena, and is currently on the Board of Directors for Black Women for Wellness, a community-based organization serving women in South Los Angeles. She has presented at numerous national conferences including the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity, National Association for Multicultural Education, Grantmakers in Health, INCITE!, The California Endowment, and the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, to name a few.  


Carmen remains a committed community activist who has worked within the non-profit sector, specifically around social justice issues, for almost 20 years.  As a founding member and current President of Liberty Hill Foundation’s Women of Color Giving Circle, Carmen combines her commitment to community, activism, and philanthropy.