Sheree Wright, a lawyer from Jamaica who now lives in a calm town in Illinois, has a strong and determined voice. Her life changed a lot when she experienced racism firsthand. She saw a classmate’s dad being publicly executed by a white nationalist. This affected her, but instead of letting it bring her down, it inspired her to become an advocate.
Sheree’s journey toward empowerment began when she went to DePaul University in Chicago for her bachelor’s degree. There, she joined the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) as an investigator.
“My main focus there was to investigate cases that involved employment discrimination based on age, race, sex, gender, or disabilities in Fortune 500 companies,” Sheree shares.
These events revealed to her the typical unfair treatment that marginalized communities go through, and it strengthened her resolve to make things better.
Even after she moved to Arizona for her legal studies, Sheree stayed firmly dedicated to promoting equality. While in law school, she played a crucial role in launching The Wright Way Foundation.
“The foundation seeks to reduce poverty and homelessness while generating and providing educational resources necessary to support youths, families, groups, and educators in Jamaica,” Sheree explains.
Another way Sheree assists her community is by playing an important role in Mi Familia Vota, a large national group dedicated to making society more inclusive and engaged. As a volunteer, she goes the extra mile to advocate for fairness in social and economic issues.
Besides devoting time to advocacy, Sheree started IBF Law Group, a well-respected law practice in Phoenix, Arizona that helps families in Arizona and New Mexico with legal issues.
IBF Law Group is known for caring about and helping marginalized communities with the legal system. They strongly support the rights of minorities. They provide thorough legal help and expert advice to make sure these communities get fair and unbiased solutions to their legal problems.
As the founder, Sheree is committed to solving the problem of not enough representation and diversity in Arizona’s judicial system. She knows this is a big barrier to the system being truly fair and just.
“Arizona’s judges are disproportionately white and male, which undoubtedly threatens the court’s ability to deliver fair and impartial justice,” Sheree states.
Find out more about Sheree Wright, IBF Law Group and her other ventures here!