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Ashley K. Shelton

2022 Urban League Of Louisiana Annual Gala

Honoree Ashley Shelton, Founder, President and CEO, of Power Coalition for Equity and Justice, speaks during the Urban League of Louisiana Gala at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on August 6, 2022, in New Orleans. | Source: Peter G. Forest / Getty

Ashley K. Shelton is the founder and president of the Power Coalition for Equity and Justice in Louisiana. She is an advocate for climate justice, traveling to COP27 in Egypt to discuss the needs of Black communities and the ways in which they are harmed by climate injustice. Shelton is also a passionate advocate for environmental justice, voting rights and equitable redistricting processes. She is a member of the Black Southern Women’s Collaborative. She has traveled the world advocating for justice and encouraging organizers not to be weary in their activism, understanding that our communities will prevail if we refuse to relent. Learn more here and here.

Jennifer R. Farmer is the author of “First and Only: What Black Women Say About Thriving at Work and in Life.” 


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