Angelique Kedem has extensive experience in advancing large scale racial equity initiatives and government reforms that center communities of color. Her two decades of experience include advancing juvenile justice reform with the W. Haywood Burns Institute as a site manager, leading the St. Paul Promise Neighborhood Initiative as director, leading Minnesota’s juvenile detention alternatives initiative as state coordinator, which included successfully advancing juvenile justice reform legislation. Before rejoining the Burns Institute, Angelique worked to integrate a racial and ethnic equity and inclusion focus into all Annie E. Casey Foundation programs and operations, which encompassed working with twenty-five teams focused on issues of economic opportunity, Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, federal and state policy reform and advocacy, among others. She received a Facing Race Ambassador award in 2010 from the Saint Paul Foundation and was selected as one of twenty leaders globally to the 2012 Aspen Institute Leaders’ Seminar. Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, Angelique’s thinking about human rights, justice and equity is deeply informed by the history and present-day realities in her home country.

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