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Christian Green

Professor/Author/Community Leader/Political Activist, Sanctuary of Hope and West Los Angeles College

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Location: Lancaster, CA
Start Year: 2024
TRHT Pillar: Racial Healing and Relationship Building


Born in a prison cell to an incarcerated mother and a father unknown, Christian D. Green has overcome many obstacles rare, atypical, and uncommon to others. 

Christian David Green is a first-generation, former foster youth, nontraditional graduate from the Antelope Valley, specifically Lancaster, Calif. Christian graduated in spring 2016 from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in African American Studies. He then graduated from UCLA with a Master of Arts in African American Studies in spring 2018. He currently serves as a national ambassador on the U.S. Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Coalition (U.S. TRHT), as the policy and advocacy director for Sanctuary of Hope that serves our transitional age youth (TAY) population, and as of fall 2023, Christian has been hired on as the first African American Studies professor at West L.A. Community College, where he is building out the curriculum and the department. In 2018, he released his first book, Uncovering Your Worth: From Legal Custody to UCLA, which has allowed Christian to speak all over the nation about his own adventure within the child welfare system.

Experienced in leadership, strategic consulting, policy analysis, public speaking, community organizing, and government relations. His passions are: effective political decision-making, criminal legal policy, youth justice, education, employment equity, community building, child welfare, and civic engagement.


Professor Christian D. Green has experienced a lot of trauma but has overcome every obstacle to become who he is today. He currently serves as a professor of African American Studies at West Los Angeles College and as the policy and advocacy director for Sanctuary of Hope.

His work and voice have been featured in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Billboard, and others.


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