For as long as she could remember, activism has been a driving force in her life. At the age of 12, Racquel began exhibiting talent as a passionate writer, poet and performer. Her writing, which is predominately centered on social justice issues, was her entrée into a life of civic engagement. She authored, “Human Trafficking and the Role of Government in Combatting a Thriving Enterprise: A Comparative Look at Government’s Response to a Growing Problem” while earning her Master’s degree in Public Policy and International Affairs.
Her studies have taken her to Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya as well as St. Edmond’s College of Cambridge University in the UK. She is currently the President and Community Engagement Specialist of The Word on the Move, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in Franklin Park, NJ.
It is Racquel’s belief that liberation is achieved by first empowering our communities with information and a collective voice.
As Salvation and Social Justice’s Policy Advocate, Racquel works closely with the staff of lawmakers and legal counsel to help lead, shape and advance policy priorities and strategies that amplify the voices and needs of our communities. Current initiatives include bills that address the use of deadly force and police accountability, restorative justice, and cannabis legalization and decriminalization.