Speaker Profile

Kandace Montgomery

Kandace Montgomery
TakeAction Minnesota

Kandace is an unapologetically fierce black, queer, womanist, organizer. She is done with the structural and intentional oppression placed on her people for the sole benefit of corporate interests and profits. Kandace grew up in a small, rural town in Maine. She attended college/fled her back of the woods town to the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she studied Public Health and began community organizing. Now, as an organizer with TakeAction MN she is building collective power with women of color in the Twin Cities region who are working to center work around race and gender justice. She is also part of the lead team of Black Lives Matter Minneapolis and is working with all the amazing, powerful, beautiful black folks across the region and nation to shut down business as usual, heal and build collectively, and demand that ALL #BlackLivesMatter.

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