Dara Baldwin

Dara Baldwin is a debut author with the book To Be A Problem: A Black Woman’s Survival in the Racist Disability Rights Movement published by Beacon Press and will be released in July 2024.

Born in Torrejon, Spain to parents involved in serving their country, the desire to serve has continued through her education and current career journey. She is an activist, scholar and author. She started her first career in Healthcare Administration in executive positions. In 2004 she changed her career to public policy in the social justice/equity realm of work. Currently Ms. Baldwin is the founder and Principal of DMadrina, LLC. A consultant company working with organizations around the world to incorporate Intersectionality policy agendas with an emphasis on disability justice. She has held senior level positions in federal policy at multiple organizations. She was the Director of National Policy for the Center for Disability Rights, Inc. (CDR), Senior Policy Analyst at National Disability Rights Network (NDRN). She works within the Disability Justice movement and with an intentional strategy to end racism and systems of oppression.

L. Dara Baldwin has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Rutgers University, Newark, NJ and was a Pi Alpha Alpha honors Graduate with a Masters of Public Administration from Rutgers University the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Newark, NJ. She is an adjunct professor teaching Disability Justice, Equity and Policy at McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University.

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