Amara speaking at a podium

Calling All Allies: A Rally to Unite

On April 24, Amara Andrews was among several community leaders who encouraged allies to “come off the sidelines”.

“We must ALL demand that other humans, regardless of race, identity or socioeconomic status, be treated right. We must ALL call out bad behavior of peers, colleagues, family members & government officials. We are ONE CR. #amara4cr

Allies have privilege they can use to advance social justice & other issues on behalf of marginalized communities.

Amara has long had a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion. She currently serves as the VP of the board for Advocates for Social Justice, President of the Board for the Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success, and is leading EDI&E efforts at TrueNorth Companies. Recently she played a leadership role in getting the ordinance created for the Citizens Review Board in Cedar Rapids,

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