Prepared For Today's Social Climate? The Black College Club Special Guest CEO Angela Glover Blackwell

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Student Micah Blackwell speaks with CEO Angela Glover Blackwell. Angela Glover Blackwell is the founder and CEO of PolicyLink, a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity, with offices in Oakland, California, and New York, New York.

Angela Glover-Blackwell never thought about going to any place but Howard University. She attended the university to follow in her family's footsteps and believes that the university prepared and protected her for the real world. She entered the world with confidence. With Howard University, there are many opportunities with leadership and all of the things will actually help you prepare with your own power and essence.

She described herself as a professional advocate for change and justice, started as an organizer in NY and LA, went to law school, and became a public interest lawyer (a lawyer who works on justice and inclusion and fighting for others' rights). She started a local community building in California, focused on reducing poverty, and went to the Rockefeller Foundation for about 3 years. 22years ago, she stared PolicyLink in the summer of 1998 and officially opened the door in 1999, is a national research and action institute dedicated to advancing economic and social equity. Throughout her long career for over 50 years, she has been working in different ways to advance justice inclusion in equity.

She was inspired the most by black women raising children and working without assistance from anybody else, with the young people who live in the black lives matter movement because of so much clarity. Marian Wright Edelman inspired her by working as an advocate for children and her courage and creativity. Brian Stevenson became a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer. Angela's advice, "Do what you want to do but make sure it is an informed decision." Join our community at:​


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