Airlin Adriana
Pérez Carrascal
Currently reviewing Ph.D. applicants

    Airlin Pérez Carrascal is an anti-racist human rights activist and community organizer. She is the Executive Director of Untú Raices Foundation, an organization that mobilizes grassroots groups and Afro-Colombian communities in Cartagena, Bolivar, to promote peace and racial justice. Previously, she worked as a research assistant with academic institutes and a children’s rights foundation. Airlin’s work focuses on police brutality against young Colombians in marginalized neighborhoods, and structural racism against young Black women in a context of State violence. She works to expose human rights violations, strengthen grassroots organizations, and advance peace and justice for youth and Afro-descendant women. She plans to establish an observatory on racial justice and reparations for Black communities. Airlin has a Masters of international development cooperation and a BA in education from the Universidad San Buenaventura, Cartagena. Her goals for the Humphrey Fellowship include enhancing her leadership skills and learning about strategies for promoting minority rights, social development, and peacebuilding through restorative justice approaches.