Dr. Grace Gámez


Dr. Grace Gámez founded and directs Reframing Justice for the American Friends Service Committee, an advocacy platform in Arizona for people impacted by mass criminalization and incarceration. Through leadership workshops, multimedia storytelling, coalition building, and community participatory research- Dr. Gámez cultivates and invests in the leadership capacity of directly impacted people. ReFraming Justice efforts are focused on the shifting the public imagination away from models rooted in punishment towards ones that embrace radical community-making and healing.Dr. Gámez is a mother, writer, mobilizer, and freedom dreamer. She is a 2021 Windcall Resident, member of RTI’s APPR Advisory Board, and 2018 Lead with Conviction fellow with JustLeadershipUSA. Grace holds a Ph.D. in Justice Studies from Arizona State University, and a Master of Science degree in Mexican American Studies & Public Health from the University of Arizona.