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Lida Shepherd

Lida Shepherd

Lida works with AFSC’s West Virginia Economic Justice Project  a community organizing and advocacy program.  She coordinates racial justice initiatives such as reducing racial disparities in the education and the criminal justice system, as well as policy reforms that address poverty. She coordinates students in middle schools, high schools, and colleges around West Virginia to be leaders in policy advocacy and secure wins for poor and working people.

Prior to her work with the WV Economic Justice Project, Lida directed AFSC’s youth leadership program in southern West Virginia, where young people led victories for prison and juvenile justice reform through organizing candidate forums, meeting with legislators, and speaking at press conferences of the Our Children, Our Future campaign.  

Lida serves on the boards of the American Civil Liberties Union-WV and the WV Community Development HUB, and the steering committee of the Our Children, Our Future campaign.  She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in Peace and Conflict Studies and lives with her family in Charleston.