Leaders in Action for Justice

Alana Bennett

  • Healthcare Pennsylvania
  • Healthcare
If there were a leadership yearbook, what would your yearbook superlative be and why?

"The next to run for elected office" is what most would say however I believe it would be "mover of people". Getting A co-worker who was a little disillusioned and could not see any good change, involved in campaigns, legislative visits, protests and actions took her out her comfort zone and showed her how we do make a difference helped her on her leadership path.

What is one of your proudest leadership moments during the past year and why? Feel free to share more than one.

Leaving ignite and getting involved in homecare campaign signing up thousands of home care workers across Pennsylvania into the Union also bringing home to My Local what I’ve learned at ignite and being one of the first member organizers to facilitate our leadership assembly and subsequently our Leadership Academy.

Looking ahead to this year, what do you want to be the next step in your development as a leader? How will that step help our movement for economic and racial justice?

The successful completion of healthcare Pennsylvania leadership academy’s first graduating class not just as a member but as the facilitator. This step would help our movement for economic and racial Justice because as member leaders we are armed with tools needed to go back to our shops and communities and continue to fight we’ve learned the importance of politics and organizing also The Artful skill of getting people involved and moving them to action.

Anything else you would like to add?

I am ecstatic to be part of a Progressive Movement.
One that has decided to take up the challenges plaguing our communities for years economic and racial Injustice. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day teach him how to fish and he will eat forever, basically sums up what needs to be done to help win this battle.