Type: Public event

Voices of Impact

Inspiring Change at the Intersection of Race and Policy


Moya Z. Bailey, Angela S. García, Clarence Wardell III, Diane J. Wright

Date & time

Apr 4, 2024, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT

Join the Center for Racial Justice for an inspiring night of conversation with our '23-'24 Visiting Fellows. The Fellows will be presenting on their policy work and activism in the areas of Black Maternal Health, Immigration Justice, Disability Justice, and Economic Equity. 

Please note: the event will not be live-streamed, but a captioned recording will be sent to all registrants following the event.

About the speakers

Dr. Moya Z. Bailey is an Associate Professor at Northwestern University and is the founder of the Digital Apothecary and co-founder of the Black Feminist Health Science Studies Collective. Her catalyst project, Misogynoir in Medicine, is a three-part documentary series that investigates the experiences of Black women providers, patients, and advocates within the United States healthcare system, and to propose new policies and protocols addressing deep disparities in care. 

Dr. Angela S. García is an Associate Professor at the University of Chicago’s Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice. She is a sociologist of immigration, membership, law, and the state, with a focus on undocumented migration in the context of US immigration federalism. Her catalyst project centers on a book manuscript titled Enduring Illegality: Time and the State of Waiting in Undocumented Middle Life, which underscores the deleterious, cumulative impacts of state-controlled time for undocumented people in mid-life.

Dr. Clarence Wardell III is currently a Senior Program Officer on the Economic Mobility and Opportunity team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he leads efforts to foster innovation to improve economic outcomes for individuals in the U.S. with low incomes. For his catalyst project, he is in the process of writing a book that provides a roadmap for advancing equity outcomes across the public sector.

Diane J. Wright is a biracial, invisibly disabled Canadian-American filmmaker and author of Afro-Caribbean descent. She collaborates with filmmakers and studios in creating representations of Black, disabled, and neurodivergent communities that are authentic, inclusive, nuanced, and respectful. Her catalyst project is a manuscript that combines research, history, interviews, and her personal autistic journey and experiences as the facilitator of communities of thousands into a guide to rebuilding life after learning you’re autistic in adulthood. Diane J. Wright is the Ford School Hawkins Family Disability Policy Fellow with the Center for Racial Justice.

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