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Director, Racial Equity and Justice


Edwith Theogene

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Edwith Theogene is the director of Racial Equity and Justice at American Progress. In this role, Theogene leads American Progress’ efforts to develop, communicate, and implement policy ideas that provide a new way forward for a range of equity challenges in an increasingly diverse America, with a particular focus on race and equity.

Prior to joining American Progress, Theogene served as the campaign manager of Act for Women at the Center for Reproductive Rights—a national campaign that unites organizations and individuals for the advancement of the Women’s Health Protection Act, federal legislation designed to protect reproductive rights. In this role, she led targeted strategy to build congressional support and scaled up the scope and impact of coalition collaboration. Previously, Theogene served as the national campus program coordinator for the Choices Campus Leadership Program at the Feminist Majority Foundation, where she worked with campus and community organizers across the country to mobilize around progressive issues. In addition, she served as a 2018 Rockwood Leadership Institute reproductive health, rights, and justice fellow.

Theogene received a Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies with a minor in anthropology and sociology; a minor in labor studies; and a certificate in law, ethics, and society from Florida International University.


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