Leaders in Action for Justice

Sharon Lewis-Pope

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

Biggest Agitator- When I have conversations i love to agitate people. The moment when they get it and the anger sets in – I have no words to explain that moment.They connect the dots themselves and realize the difference between what they have and what they can achieve.

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

November 10 action- I had an action on November 10th in a smaller city Altoona Pa. Watching Nursing home workers,Hospital workers and fast food workers unite for a fair wage and people who were just passing by stop,listen and ask questions was amazing.People who were uneducated taking the time to listen to a strangers struggles and understand why they were doing the action was a powerful moment.

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?

I plan to continue my growth in the community. Talking to other workers,Organizing members, adding to the outreach that we’ve started across the state.United we’ll continue to educate the communities on how and why people are being held back.