Join Us

Friday, March 23 2018

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Hilton Squaw Peak Resort

Ballroom/Convention Center

7677 N. 16th Street Phoenix AZ 85020

The 2017-2018 LFC Leaders Fellowship Class invites you to

“Celebrating the Next Generation of Progressive Leaders”

Keynote Speaker

Dante J. James, Bureau Director

Office of Equity & Human Rights

City of Portland

"Let’s Stop Living A Lie – the Reality of Equity"

Leaders Fellowship

Class Speaker

Ne’Lexia Galloway

Class 2017-2018

Leading For Change provides Arizona diverse leaders with the tools, resources and networks to advance social justice and progressive values in our communities.

As a 501(c)3 non-profit leadership training institute that develops emerging leaders for our future, your donation is tax-deductible.

Dante J. James has over 25 years of experience with national, state and local government, in the area of social justice and civil rights. In 2012 he was recruited by the Mayor of Portland, Oregon to develop and head the City’s Office of Equity and HumanRights.


Earlier in his career, he served as the Executive Director for the City of Denver’s Affirmative Action Office; the Colorado Director of the Center for Progressive Leadership; and was a member of the Advance Staff for the Clinton administration during the 1990's.


He has also served a public defender, an administrative hearing officer, and an Executive Director for two social justice organizations. Through his current position, he has institutionalized equity policies and practices in Portland and created what many consider to be a national model of equity work in government.

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