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Angela Warren

Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Equity and Justice

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Location: Converse, TX
Start Year: 2024
TRHT Pillar: Law


Born and raised in the Midwest—Kalamazoo, Mich., more specifically—afforded Angela the opportunity to grow through racism, classism, and gender inequality. Coming from a family that filled gaps, challenged cultural norms, and led with compassion, she learned to navigate these obstacles. She began her formal community service with LISC AmeriCorps, followed by the AmeriCorps Leadership program. Through her roles as a consultant, employee, and volunteer, she has provided project leadership to facilitate programing, funding, and services to the most vulnerable. Her passion lies in advocating for the ethnically, linguistically, and culturally marginalized—a very intentional life journey. Drawing from 10 years of experience in health inequity training and over 10 years of criminal justice/reentry, Angela is committed to assisting individuals with high-priority health needs to reenter society. She created a nonprofit organization called the Institute of Equity and Justice to make a difference.  


Angela Warren is excited about the opportunity to weave the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) framework into the newly founded nonprofit organization, Institute of Equity and Justice (IEJ). Deepening her understanding of this framework will be used to: establish authentic relationships with like-minded colleagues; introduce racial healing to the justice-involved who have been historically discriminated against; and reengage with the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation while using the community-impact workgroup model to see communities transformed. She will continue using an equitable lens to facilitate community-based participatory research as the project evolves. The kitchen-table chats with our most vulnerable will target those who are disproportionately affected by ethnic, linguistic, and cultural barriers. She feels like this timely answer to prayer is a culmination of her life’s work, training, and service within the justice-involved community.  

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