Speaker Profile

Angela Lang

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Executive Director
Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC)
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Angela Lang was born and raised in the heart of Milwaukee and is serving as Executive Director of Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC). Before then, she served as Political Director with For Our Future Wisconsin, where she worked to develop partnerships with local organizations and oversee the local grant process. In addition, she worked for the Service Employees International Union where she was an organizer and State Council Director, coordinating the political endorsement process and organizing the Homecare and Nursing Home workers into the Fight For 15 campaign. Angela is a graduate of Emerge Wisconsin class of 2015 and has had the pleasure of being the trainer for diversity weekend every year since her graduation. Angela is motivated by making substantial and transformative change in her community while developing young local leaders of color. In her organizing experience it is clear that there is a deep need for cultural competency, diversity, and more seats at the table. Her journey has in organizing hasn't always been easy as oftentimes she is the only woman, young person and person of color in the room expected to speak on behalf of all those communities. She constantly advocates for more seats at the table for those who have been shut out of the political process.