Meet the team
Richard Wallace is a Chicago native and dually an organizer and artist in the fight to end economic violence, in all of its forms. He gained recognition in Chicago by developing strategic campaigns to build power for Black communities and moving decision-makers to support policies that build equity for Black and marginalized Chicagoans.
Richard is a graduate of Roosevelt University, where he received their prestigious Matthew Freeman Social Justice Award and where he founded Roosevelt University’s student chapter of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network. He has received many honors throughout his young career, most recently by Atlantic Philanthropies, who inducted him into the Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity, their inaugural cohort of Atlantic Fellows (2018-2019).
Over the past decade, Richard has led numerous campaigns ranging from public health initiatives to policy reform efforts to change the conditions of the people most affected by social inequality in Chicago. Richard currently serves as the founder of Equity And Transformation, a community-based initiative serving Chicagoans engaged in the informal economy.