Council Co-Chairs

James Forman Jr.

James Forman Jr. is the J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale Law School. He attended public schools in Detroit, New York City, and Atlanta, then Brown University and Yale Law School. Forman began his legal career as a staff attorney at Washington D.C.’s Public Defender Service.


Congresswoman Val Butler Demings

Congresswoman Val Demings represents Florida’s 10th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. She received a B.S. in Criminology and M.P.A. from Florida State University.