Portrait of Lourdes Rosado, Antibigotry Convening Fellow

Lourdes Rosado

Lourdes M. Rosado is the President and General Counsel of LatinoJustice PRLDEF. She has twenty-five plus years of experience as a social justice champion, working to advance the very rights and opportunities that are at the core of LJP’s mission. A skilled litigator and appellate attorney, Ms. Rosado has successfully led and directed targeted advocacy efforts on a wide variety of civil rights issues, including challenging the rescission of DACA and the enactment of the Muslim travel ban; fighting dangerous conditions of confinement for youth in correctional and child welfare facilities; going after employers who expose employees to sexual harassment and a hostile work place; defeating efforts to prevent immigrant children from enrolling in public schools; holding school districts accountable for disciplinary practices that discriminate against students based on their race, ethnicity, or disability status; and dismantling barriers to quality health care as well as educational and employment opportunities faced by people of color. Ms. Rosado is a graduate of Swarthmore College, holds an M.A. in Latin American Studies from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, a J.D. from New York University School of Law, and an LLM from Georgetown University Law Center. Ms. Rosado has received many honors, including being named the 2009 Citizen of the Year by the Philadelphia Inquirer for her role in successfully advocating that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court vacate the juvenile delinquency adjudications of thousands of youth who were victims of the infamous Kids for Cash scandal.

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