Dr. Zena Crenshaw-Logal* specializes in the mobilization of communities on a grassroots basis for their self-empowerment and to combat injustice. Her forte in that regard is organizational infrastructure and program development as well as administration. She has done extensive event planning for community meetings, public rallies, teach-ins/expos, national conferences, and even a stage play.
As co-founder of multiple nonprofit good government advocacy groups in America, Dr. Crenshaw-Logal has helped challenge every seriously questionable aspect of America’s legal system. Undoubtedly the most controversial of these initiatives seeks appropriate, but dramatic expansion of U.S. state and federal judicial accountability. The overriding goal is to exalt America’s judiciary while raising the world’s consciousness of judicial misconduct; conduct that sometimes constitutes criminal activity (including intentional rights violations) and is inadequately checked by U.S. domestic and international anti-corruption/accountability mechanisms – an oversight shortfall spread among all branches of American government that has evolved into a constitutional and human rights crisis.
In 2010, Dr. Crenshaw-Logal shared this finding for a stellar coalition of stakeholders participating in the Universal Periodic Review of America’s human rights record: “When rogue agents of America’s local, state, and/or federal government align to subvert the law, no amount of legal training, talent, skill, or experience guarantees any American appropriate relief.” Dr. Crenshaw-Logal has seen the toll first hand; even lived it. So, she knows that fundamental reform for the better of America’s legal system begins with healing, i.e., fostering genuine communication and inter-group as well as intra-group empathy among the widely diverse groups of people that collectively operate, use, refine, and oversee America’s legal system.
*Bar admissions limited to the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.