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Carmen Dixon

Community Organizer – Policing Reform Campaign

Carmen Dixon joins the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) as Community Organizer for its Policing Reform Campaign, where she will advance LDF’s efforts to effect unbiased policing by supporting deeply impacted communities across the country.

Prior to joining LDF, Carmen worked as a Faith and Policy Organizer at the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA). At FPWA, Carmen organized clergy to advocate for economic equity policy issues and launched the Women of Faith initiative, a network of women coming together across denominations to support various reforms impacting women and girls in New York City. Before joining FPWA, Carmen successfully directed the field campaign for the re-election of Melissa Mark-Viverito, New York City Council Speaker.

Carmen was introduced to organizing as the daughter of two union workers and spent her childhood experiencing the impact of organized people power in the fight for worker justice. She received her Masters of Divinity with a concentration in children and family ministry at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. Additionally, after journeying to Ferguson, Missouri in the aftermath of the Michael Brown police shooting, Carmen became involved in the Black Lives Matter movement and now helps lead the efforts of its New York City Chapter.