Miea A. Walker

North Carolina

Miea A. Walker is a social justice advocate and a prison abolitionist whose passion is addressing the intersectionality of race, class, gender and reentry for incarcerated men and women. In 2015, she received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from North Carolina State University. Currently, Miea is the Criminal Justice Manager of the Policy and Advocacy Division with Forward Justice. Forward Justice is a law, policy and strategy center dedicated to advancing racial, social and economic justice by partnering with human rights organizations at the forefront of social movements in the South. Additionally, Miea serves as the chair of Christian Community Development Association’s Mass Incarceration Task Force. In 2016, Miea’s personal journey with the justice system was featured in Christianity Today.

In October 2017, Miea was invited to join the steering committee of the Formerly Incarcerated Convicted People and Families Movement. Additionally, she received an invitation from the Governor’s office to join his State Reentry Collaborative to address the inequities of people with criminal records. Most notable about Miea is her love and commitment to serving those who are marginalized and often overlooked. Her goal is to dismantle the stigma and shame by reframing the narrative.