Living in the Tension of Social Justice

Monday, June 26, 2017
Lisa M. Calderon is the Executive Director of the Community Reentry Project, an initiative of the City of Denver's Crime Prevention and Control Commission, where she supervises six staff who work on behalf of formerly incarcerated persons for their successful reintegration back into the community. She has taught in academia for over 15 years in the areas of Women’s Studies, Ethnic Studies, Sociology, and Criminal Justice. She holds a Master’s degree, law degree, and is currently working on her doctorate in education.
As a former legal director of a domestic violence program, Lisa was qualified as an expert witness on issues of gendered victimization, and had her opinions profiled in the media. Lisa has over 20 years of facilitation experience in the areas of inclusiveness, gender equity, and ethical communication.
As an active community member, Lisa is involved with several community-based initiatives including as Co-Chair of the Colorado Latino Forum Denver Chapter to create more opportunities for marginalized women, low-income communities, youth of color, and justice system involved persons.
She has obtained several awards for inspirational leadership for her work serving the community.