Area of Focus: Darfur, Sudan, U.S. foreign policy
Location: Montclair, New Jersey
Gloria Crist has been working for human rights for many years. Her background includes several years working in Newark – first as a community organizer and later as executive director of a non-profit organization focused on using culture to revive the inner city. She also has ten years of corporate experience, with a special focus on operational and strategic planning. In 2004, she co-founded the Essex County Coalition for Darfur. The Coalition works at a grass roots level to raise awareness of the genocide in Darfur in Essex County, New Jersey, and in other counties across the state and lobbies Congress to act for change.