Catherine Labiran works out of the New York office and supports national membership development and advocacy initiatives at the US Human Rights Network. Over the past four years Catherine has worked to advance human rights through her activism and poetry focusing on racial and gender justice. Before joining the US Human Rights Network, Catherine volunteered at the International Human Trafficking Institute and the Center for Civil and Human Rights. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Emory University and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree at Yale. Catherine’s movement inspirations include: Audre Lorde, Ken Saro Wiwa, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison and Angela Davis. Catherine represents USHRN with the Black Immigration Network, Beyond the Moment, Movement for Black Lives and the International Decade for People of African Descent Working Group.