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Advocates for Social Justice


Tamara Marcus PhD - Co-Founder of ASJ

Sustainability Manager at Linn County

University of New Hampshire 

Leslie Neely- Co-Founder of ASJ

Toyota Financial

Nicole LeGrand- Co-Founder of ASJ

Surgical Technologist at Dermatology Clinic of Iowa PC


Executive Committee Members

Amara Scott Andrews- ASJ Board President

Owner, The ReCenter

Angelina Ramirez- ASJ Board Vice President

Youth Peace Project Facilitator, Kids First Law Center

Executive Director, Our Future Iowa

Anne Harris Carter- ASJ Board Secretary

Health Equity Program Manager, Linn County

Additional Board Members

Anthony Arrington

Managing Partner, Top RANK Talent Solutions

Christopher Johnson PhD

Associate Professor of Education and African American Studies,

 Coe College 

Correy Daum

Kirkwood Human Services Student

Kirkwood Community College Human Services Advisory Board

Harold Walehwa

Second year Masters student in the Higher Education

and Student Affairs program at University of Iowa,

Reaching Beyond Resilience Board, 

Cedar Rapids Citizens Review Board, and

University of Iowa Center for Human Rights Advisory Board

Heather Shane

Community Organizer

Cedar Rapids DSA

Jews in Solidarity with Palestine 

Mariam "Mimi" Daoud

SA Survivor Advocate, Riverview Center

Youth Advisory Council Member, EyesOpenIowa

Sunday School Teacher, Islamic Center of Cedar Rapids

Iowans for Palestine

Artivists of Iowa

Coe College Alumni, Founder of the Muslim Students Association (MSA)

Ruth Hospodarsky

Software Development Manager at Vontas

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