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Gloria Perez-Stewart

Gloria Perez-Stewart

GPS Advocacy
Disability/Civil Rights Advocate
Los Angeles, CA, USA


Gloria Perez-Stewart is a special education advocate and community organizer who has organized both parents of children with disabilities and Latinas/women of color around reproductive justice, special education, anti-violence and disability issues.  She founded the grassroots collective--Latina Mami--which has chapters in both Los Angeles, and Austin, Texas. She also co-founded Ichi Villa Alliance for Autism, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit focused on families supporting young adults with autism.

In addition to organizing for Latina Mami, Gloria has been an organizer for National Council of La Raza on nationwide and statewide Latino policy issues, One-LA around housing issues, and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU-TX), as an advocate and organizer on their School To Prison Pipeline Project. She has also worked for Disability Rights Texas and Cirkiel and Associates Law Firm as a special education advocate. 

Currently, Gloria serves as vice president of The People’s College of Law in Los Angeles, on the board of the Latino Health Care Forum in Austin and the board of Community Lawyers, Inc. in Compton. She is also a commissioner for the California Advisory Board on Special Education.

Gloria has been recognized for her grassroots efforts by progressive foundations, Latina Magazine, Univision, and her organizing work has been written about and studied in academic journals.

Gloria graduated with a J.D. from The People’s College of Law. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son.

Gloria Perez-Stewart is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Ten Tips Before the IEP Meeting - California Special Education Law 2017, Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Resources for Collaborative/Community/Client-Based Lawyering - California Special Education Law 2017, Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Special Education Representation from a Parent’s Perspective (PowerPoint slides) - California Special Education Law 2017, Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Family Dynamics for Attorneys and Advocates to Consider - California Special Education Law 2017, Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Attorney Perspective vs. Parent Perspective - California Special Education Law 2017, Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Working with Latino Families - California Special Education Law 2017, Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Special Education Representation from a Parent’s Perspective - California Special Education Law 2017, Thursday, October 05, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Special Education Representation from a Parent’s Perspective - Special Education Representation from a Parent’s Perspective, Thursday, October 05, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Special Education Representation from a Parent’s Perspective - Special Education Representation from a Parent’s Perspective, Thursday, October 05, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Special Education Representation from a Parent’s Perspective - Special Education Representation from a Parent’s Perspective, Thursday, October 05, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs California Special Education Law 2017, Saturday, October 07, 2017, San Francisco, CA
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