The Workers Center for Racial Justice is a grassroots organization fighting for Black Liberation and a fair and inclusive society that benefits all people.



WCRJ is staffed by a team of talented activists who offer a diversity of skills and experiences to help advance the movement for Black Liberation and racial equity.

DeAngelo Bester

Executive Director

Yolanda Godwin

Operations Director

Joi Imobhio

Political Director

Antonio Lightfoot

Organizing Director

Will Taplin

Online To Power Director

Ethan Viets-VanLear

Field Organizer

LaCreshia Birts

Field Organizer

Taylar Tramil

Electoral Justice Organizer

Louisa Manske

Policy & Communications Director

Sarah Wilson

Development Specialist

Joyce Scott 

Inclusive Democracy Team Member

Miguel Pagan-Banks

Inclusive Democracy Team Member

William Washington

Inclusive Democracy Team Member

Malik Cole 

Inclusive Democracy Team Member

Paige Borders

Inclusive Democracy Team Member


The Policy Steering Committee is made up of WCRJ Leader Members, and plays a decisive role in shaping and advancing the organization's city and state policy agenda.

Vera Randolph


Miranda Easley

Vice Chair

Otis Woods


Brent Hamlet

City Policy Scout

Christophe Ringer

State Policy Scout

Jovan Gathings

State Policy Scout