MMC Announces 2022 Honorary Degree Recipient

Marymount Manhattan College is pleased to announce that Center for Constitutional Rights Executive Director Vincent Warren will be awarded an Honorary Degree at the College’s 73rd Commencement Exercises on May 20, 2022.

Warren is a leading expert on racial injustice and discriminatory policing. In his role at the Center for Constitutional Rights, Warren runs the organization’s groundbreaking litigation and advocacy work, using international and domestic law to challenge human rights abuses, including racial, gender, and LGBTQIA injustice. Under his leadership, the Center for Constitutional Rights successfully challenged the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy and profiling of Muslims, ended long-term solitary confinement in California’s Pelican Bay Prison, and established as a crime against humanity the persecution of LGBTQIA people.

Prior to joining the Center for Constitutional Rights, Warren monitored South Africa’s historic Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings, and was a senior staff attorney at the ACLU and a criminal defense attorney for the Legal Aid Society in Brooklyn.

In addition to his many professional accolades, Warren is a frequent guest on MSNBC and Democracy Now! and has been featured on, among other news publications. He is a graduate of Haverford College and Rutgers School of Law.

“I am excited to receive an honorary degree from Marymount Manhattan, especially during this moment of turmoil in the world, and honored to follow in the footsteps of previous recipients like Coretta Scott King and Rosa Parks,” Warren said.

Commencement will take place at the historic United Palace Theatre. Read more about MMC’s commencement here.